- PTI welcomes aboard Pir Pagara’s grandson and two nephews of PPP leaders
- Several other young politicians expected to join party soon
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been attracting the younger members of traditional political families from Sindh. While some of these youngsters have already joined the party, others are set to register in the coming days.
Soon after PTI’s powerful entry in Sindh with Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s mammoth public meeting in Ghotki on Sunday, party chief Imran Khan has made advancement in other parts of the province to enlist younger members belonging to prominent political families.
Khan spent a day in the upper parts of the province, including Sukkur and Khairpur, and succeeded in signing up some youngsters from the province’s political families. Rashid Shah, the son of Pakistan Muslim League-Functional chief Pir Pagara’s son Pir Sibghatullah Shah Rashidi, joined the PTI at a public meeting he had organised in Imran Khan’s honour in his native town Pir Jo Goth.
During Imran Khan’s stay in Sukkur, two young men of Jacobabad’s Bijarani family also joined the PTI. The party welcomed on board Iqbal Bijarani, nephew of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)’s federal minister Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani, and Raz Khan Bijarani, nephew of PPP MPA Mir Mehboob Ali Khan Bijarani.
Former Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q)’s MNA from Thatta Marvi Memon is expected to join the PTI soon. She had also attended Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s public meeting in Ghotki.
Many younger members of political families in almost all districts of the province are also expected to join the party in the coming days. They include Larkana’s Shafqat Unnar, nephew of PML-Q leader Haji Altaf Hussain Unnar, and Adnan Kehar, brother of Sindh National Front (SNF) leader Rizwan Kehar.
Shafqat Unnar is currently affiliated with the ruling PPP and is one of the followers of the Shah Mahmood Qureshi-led Ghousia Jamaat, whereas Adnan Kehar recently returned to his native town of Larkana after spending a significant amount of time in the United States for business.
According to PTI sources, the Jatois of Dadu, the Mahers of Ghotki, the Shirazis of Thatta, the Mazaris of Kashmore and many other youngsters from political families are expected to join the party soon.