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Brothers Defection to PTI.

QILA DIDAR SINGH -- Former PML-N MNA Tariq Mehmood and his brother ex-MPA Mazhar Javed formally announced their defection to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday.

They called on PTI Chairman Imran Khan at his residence in Bani Gala; announced their defection from the PML-N to the PTI and assured the PTI chairman of their support in the next general election. Earlier, MNA Tariq Mehmood during an address to workers' convention had declared to part his ways with the PML-N. He had accused the PML-N leadership of favouring the blue-eyed party office-bearers and neglecting those who, "what he said", rendered sacrifices for the party. He had announced to context election against Federal Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir. Local political workers assured MNA Mehmood and Mazhar Javed of their support without discrimination on the basis of their political affiliation. They also danced to the beats of the drums and distributed sweets on defection of both brothers to the PTI . Meanwhile, Peace Committee member and president of Markazi Milad Committee Mirza Yousuf said during an address to a meeting attended by political workers of his ward that they had no political affiliation and were adherent to the decisions made by "Mazhar Group". He vowed to go all-out for the success of Mazhar Javed in the next general election. Participants of the meeting endorsed Mirza Yousuf's decision and promised to support Mazhar Group in next polls.

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Publication:The Nation (Karachi, Pakistan)
Date:Mar 1, 2018
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