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Nadeem Afzal Chan Was Not An Ideological Man: Bilawal

Thatha (April 19, 2018): Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday while reacting to party leader Nadeem Afzal Chan’s joining Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) said that every person has right to take its decisions as it happens in politics.

Addressing a ceremony in Thatta on Thursday, he said that Nadeem Afzal Chan was not an ideological man, adding that we will bring the party’s ideological politics back.

Expressing his concerns, the PPP chairman said that Sindh was being provided less water to which they have reservations, adding that a national policy must be formed regarding water.

“I will continue my struggle until the issues of poor masses aren’t resolved,” he said and added he would not tolerate the elected candidates who won’t serve the masses.Taking a jibe at former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Bilawal said that Mian sahib has not fulfilled the promises he made.

“Nawaz Sharif had deceived the people of Thatta and Sajawal by announcing a package,” he added.

Earlier, his close aide in Punjab Nadeem Afzal Chan met with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday and invited him to visit his residence on April 25. He is most likely to join PTI soon.

According to a statement issued today, the key PPP leader in Punjab Nadeem Afzal Chan met with the PTI chief at his residence in Bani Gala and invited him to his residence on April 25. The invitation was accepted by Imran Khan.

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The statement said, Jahangir Khan Tareen, Shah Mehmood Qureshi were also present during the meeting in which Chan applauded the efforts of the PTI and its chief against corruption in the country.

Although no formal announcement is being made that the PPP leader is jumping the ship but rumours are doing round on social media sites that he was desperate to join PTI as he was sure that he could not win the upcoming polls on the PPP ticket from his area.He had asked the party leadership to allow him to contest polls as independent candidate but the suggestion was rejected.

On October 20, 2017, PPP Punjab Secretary General Nadeem Afzal Chan resigned from his post, reasoning that he resigned from the post as his brother Waseem Afzal joined political rival, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).However, sources revealed that the leader’s resignation was not accepted by PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, who instead directed Nadeem to continue working on the post.

Later, co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari summoned the political leader to Lahore.“Since my brother has joined political opponent, I should resign from the post on ethical grounds,” he remarked.

“I am leaving the post, not the party,” the politician had shared, adding “I am faithful to the party and continue to work for it.”

The party is going through the worst crisis of its history in Punjab as it has lost most of the by-elections recently held in the province.Earlier, Firdos Ashiq Awan, Nazr Gondal and many other left the PPP to join the Imran Khan led party.,

Reports about Chan joining the PTI has been doing the rounds for the last few months.

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