ISLAMABAD, Oct 8: Chaudhry Waqar Khan and Sardar Iqbal Khan, first cousins of Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and former members of the Punjab Assembly joined the Pakistan People's Party (PPP).
They made this announcement while addressing a news conference here on Saturday. PPP leaders Faryal Talpur, Jehangir Badar, Raja Pervez Ashraf and Haji Nawaz Khokhar were also present on the occasion.
They said that they had spent a long time with PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif but now they differed with his policies. They said they were not satisfied with the policies of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and decided to join PPP.
Chaudhry Waqar Khan and Sardar Iqbal Khan said: “They have said good-bye to PML-N forever and joined PPP unconditionally.”
They said that Sharif brothers were not listening to the suggestions of the party workers.
They expressed full confidence in the leadership of PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari and other leaders and pledged that they would play their role in further strengthening the party in the province.
PPP General Secretary Senator Jehangir Badar, on the occasion, welcomed the PML-N leaders into PPP's fold, saying that the party's doors were open to everyone. He said that PPP had always given due respect to the party workers as it considered them an asset for it.
He said that the party would never disappoint workers and would continue to consult them while taking decisions.
Jehangir Badar said PPP believed in the policy of reconciliation and would take all the allied parties along.—APP