KARACHI: Mumtaz Bhutto Friday announced merger of his party, the Sindh National Front, with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI).
PTI vice chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi and SNF vice chairman Ameer Bux Bhutto signed the merger agreement.
Talking to newsmen on this occasion, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the PTI had been in talks with Mumtaz Bhutto for the past few months. He said that the SNF has agreed with the PTI’s national mindset.
He claimed that the PTI was also ready for another breakthrough in Sindh before the end of this month, adding that they were in contact with a number of political bigwigs from Sindh.
The PTI leader called for the resignation of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, who is presently in London for medical treatment and facing a corruption case. Qureshi claimed that the minister’s doctors have said Dar cannot stand for more than four minutes, adding that his worries will increase now as the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case will be reopened.
Talking about the recent back-and-forth between the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pak Sarzameen Party, Qureshi said whatever happened the good thing is that the MQM founder has been rejected by both the parties.
Bhutto, a former chief minister of Sindh, allied with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz prior to the 2013 general elections but parted ways after differences with the party in 2014.
“The people of Sindh are unhappy with the current government,” Ameer Bux Bhutto said while speaking to the media.
“Arif Alvi paid a crucial role in the SNF’s merger with the PTI,” Bhutto said.