KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz senior leader Liaquat Jatoi on Sunday announced to quit the party.
Talking to Daily Times via telephone, Jatoi, a seasoned politician, who remained the Sindh chief minister and federal minister in the past, confirmed that he was parting his ways with the PML-N against the way the government dealt with the marchers in Islamabad.
“I condemn the attack on innocent people,” said Jatoi. “Unarmed people, including women, children and senior citizens who did not have weapons, were dealt brutally. I condemn the baton-charge and shelling upon them. Many injured are still in hospitals. Is it democracy?” lamented the politician. He said that around 500 of his companions have quitted the PML-N. “As for as demands of Imran Khan and Dr Tahir Qadri are concerned, I am with both of them,” he said. He, however, made it clear that it did not mean he was joining any political party. “Yes contacts have been made, but I cannot reveal those at the moment. I have not decided any future plan yet,” said the former CM. According to Jatoi, he was a big supporter of across-the-board accountability. He said, “Lets start from me. I am ready for it.”
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