GHOTKI: Former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Sunday announced joining Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf lead by Imran Khan, Geo News reported.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi made the announcement during his address to a huge public meeting in the presence of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan in Ghotki.
The decision was no longer a surprise for the people, as Imran Khan who had earlier addressed today's rally, had weeks ago disclosed Qureshi's political plan.
Earlier, this month Shah Mehmood Qureshi had parted his ways with Pakistan People's Party and also resigned from his National Assembly membership.
Qureshi said that he had weighed a number of options available to him before reaching today's decision.
He maintained that President Asif Ali Zardari had tried to stop him from holding a public rally in Ghotki but 'the people of Sindh have proved that Sindh does not belong to those who live in Islamabad.'
"This land does not belong to Asif Ali Zardari but to Sindhi people," he asserted.
He said that his caravan had embarked on a journey whose destination was not the attainment of power but it was the accomplishment of change. "The aim of this caravan is to destroy the 'Firaun' who is in Islamabad," he added.
He said the present National Assembly's functioning did not reflect people's aspirations.
Qureshi stated that the winds of change in system and also in faces had started blowing.
He said today's public gathering would prove to be the 'first drop of the rain (for change)' against the government.
The former foreign minister said he had set off on his new journey by opposing the plans of granting diplomatic indemnity to Rayomnd Davis.
Qureshi said they were Sindhis who passed the first resolution for the establishment of Pakistan in Sindh Assembly.
He said today's youth looks towards Imran Khan because they were in desperate need of a leadership that can guide them to a direction that leads to the goal of achieving a prosperous Pakistan.