LAHORE – It is been reported by the sources privy to the Shah Mehmood Qureshi that the senior PTI leader is mulling to quit his party and join PPP.
Many political experts also believe that in the presence of Jahangir Tareen, Shah Mehmood has not acquired the place he deserved.
Given that, Asif Zardari is present in Lahore these days, a meeting between the two political figures is expected or at least a secret phone call.
The similar condition had built up last year during the Panama Leaks issue.
Reliable sources said that Shah Mehmood has contacted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) through Asif Kirmani.
It was after that contact that Shah Mehmood spoke against Imran Khan’s close aides Jahangir Tareen and Ch Sarwar during a rally in Lahore. Qureshi had said if he needed their (Tareen and Sarwar) approval to get the tickets for elections, he will leave politics.
While realizing Qureshi’s intensions, Imran Khan delayed the intra-party elections and assigned Qureshi to lead a committee assigned to engage opposition parties in the wake of Panama leaks. Through this, Imran Khan failed Qureshi’s agenda.
Shah Mehmood is now finding new ways to enter the PML-N by creating controversies with Ch Sarwar.
It is worth mentioning here that Asif Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto are currently working to bring back old PP Jiyalas to the party who had left them during or after their previous term, be it Nabeel Gabol, Nadir Laghari or other Sindh leaders who have joined PPP back again after meeting Bilawal.
In the given scenario, if Shah Mehmood joins PPP back, this would be the biggest setback to the party ever since senior politician Javed Hashmi parted ways with Imran Khan during 2014 sit-in.