The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) seems to be in trouble as former Balochistan president Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind called on People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday, days after resigning from the post of Special Assistant to the Prime Minister.

The two-hour-long meeting held at Zardari House in Islamabad was also attended by former prime minister and leader of the opposition in the Senate Syed Yusuf Raza Gillani.

Rind’s resignation from the PTI and links with the PPP at such a time when the joint opposition is trying to bring a no-confidence motion against the government is being considered “crucial” as the politician has the support of three MNAs and around six Balochistan MPAs.

It was the second incident of revolt in the PTI as earlier in the day Afzal Nadeem Chan, who has also served as a SAPM in PM Imran Khan’s regime, had announced to rejoin the PPP.

Though Rind has not made any announcement of joining the PPP as yet, indications are that the issue of his political future with the PPP has been decided.

Rind tendered his resignation last Wednesday, saying the decision is final.

He said that previously, he had taken back his resignation on assurances by PM Imran.

The veteran PTI leader, who is also the party’s parliamentary leader in the Balochistan Assembly, said he had sent his resignation to the prime minister two days ago, as the federal ministers had never contacted him on the matters pertaining to the issues of the province.

Moreover, he contended that the ministers had also never bothered to invite him to any meeting regarding Balochistan.


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