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Imran rules out alliance with all ruling parties
- Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - From Print Edition


LAHORE: PPP MNA Afzal Sindhu on Monday ended his years-long affiliation with the party and joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf. Sindhu, a veteran politician from Bahawalnagar, was elected MNA in the 2008 polls after defeating Ejazul Haq, President of PML-Z and son of former President Ziaul Haq, from NA-191. Sindhu, as a PPP candidate, bagged 83,903 votes whereas his closest contestant was Ejazul Haq who got 79,283 votes. He also served as federal law minister for a couple of years. “Imran Khan is my leader and I will abide by him as a PTI loyalist now,” Afzal Sindhu said while addressing a press conference in the presence of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, central party leaders Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Shafqat Mehmood, Ahsen Rasheed and others. After Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Makhdoom Javed Hashmi, Awais and Jamal Leghari, Jehangir Tareen, Sindhu is another noted figure who has joined the PTI from southern Punjab. However, he is yet to resign from his seat like Awais Leghari. Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Javed Hashmi and Jehangir Tareen joined the PTI after quitting their seats. PTI Chairman Imran Khan said that time would prove that Sindhu had taken the most appropriate decision by joining the party. Predicting political isolation of the two mainstream parties, he said both the socalled big parties would face massive exodus in their camps with the announcement of a caretaker setup.