CHITRAL: Former union council nazim of Yarkhun, Mir Wazir Khan, on Saturday left the PPP and joined the PTI.
He made the announcement in the presence of PTI candidates for NA-1 Abdul Latif and PK-1 Israr Uddin here.
Mr Wazir, who was the vice president of PPP Chitral, said he decided to quit the party after its leadership preferred rich people over old party workers in the allocation of tickets for the election. He said the PPP was now not the ideological party of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto rather it had become a group of wealthy people who had no political ideology or agenda to serve the masses. Their joining of the PPP is creating schism and division not only in the party but also in society, he added.
He said as the PPP had been taken over by rich people and old and sincere workers were being pushed to the wall, he thought it better to end his 35-year-old association with the party and join the PTI.
It may be noted that Mr Wazir had openly opposed the allocation of ticket to Ghulam Muhammad for the PK-1 seat after he joined the party leaving the JUI-F. He said other workers of the PPP were also fed with the policies of the party high command.–Muhkam Uddin Ayuni