PPP faces big setback in Sindh
KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has suffered major blows in past few days as the party has seen 6 of its former MNAs quit.
*Daily Times* learnt that former MNAs Ghulam Ali Nizamani, Sardar Ali Gohar Mehar, Sardar Kamal Khan, Faqeer Sher Muhammad Balalani, Talat Mahesar and Muhammad Aslam were not satisfied with the distribution of tickets that they parted ways with PPP.
From the constituency of Badin, former MNA Ghulam Ali Nizamani of PPP has joined rivals Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) after holding talks with Zulfiqar Mirza.
Another former MNA, Sardar Ali Gohar Mehar from Ghotki also rebelled against PPP and joined GDA after he met with Peer Pagara and stated publicly to contest election from the platform of GDA. Moreover, former PPP-MNA Sardar Kamal Khan submitted his nomination forms as independent candidate for NA-229.
Faqeer Sher Muhammad Balalani from Tharparkar also expressed disappointment with PPP and has opted to contest as an independent candidate. Bilalani is among the few political figures who had laid the foundation of PPP in the desert region and commanded great respect in the party for being dear to the slain PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto.
From Dadu, PTI has snatched PPP’s ex-MNA Dr Talat Iqbal Mahisar, Sardar Tufail Ahmed Mahisar, Bashir Ahmed Mahisar, Imtiaz Ahmed Mahisar, Saqib Tufail Ahmed Mahisar and Mehrab Rahoja.
Another dissatisfied PPP candidate, Abdul Ghani Khoso, who was denied a party ticket for PS-55, has filed his nomination papers as an independent candidate.
Sukkur district chairman Muhammad Aslam also went against the party the reason he is dissatisfied is that the PPP did not give ticket to his brother to contest in the coming election 2018.