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02 March, 2015 / 11 Jamadi-ul-Awwal, 1436
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Changing loyalties

I JUST read that politician Shazia Aurangzeb of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa has quit her party in protest and will join the PPP. She isn’t the first to change loyalties. We have had so many who supported their party’s policies but with a change in the leadership they were casually eased out and they joined a party they used to criticise.

Farid Toofan was one such person. Then we have those who feel that they aren’t getting the importance they deserve or that the party they are with isn’t going to fare well in the next election and join another which they presume may do well.

Why does this happen and how come the leadership accepts turncoats? This cannot be for their claimed love for Pakistan.

The rest simply want to feather their nest for the next seven generations.

S. M. KHALID      Peshawar


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Agha Ata
Dec 15, 2012 01:37pm
That is allowed in Politics. Haven't you heard of a politician who remained very loyal all his life, after he was bought by the opposite party?
observer
Dec 15, 2012 03:50am
If I can say one thing to electorate of Pakistan, I would request them to completely reject people that have changed their party.