KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and ex-senator Maulana Tanveer-ul-Haq Thanvi Tuesday bid farewell to the ruling party and joined Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).
He announced joining PPP in a press conference after meeting with PPP Sindh President Nisar Ahmed Khuhro here on Tuesday. Thanvi was elected as senator on the MQM ticket. He joined PTI only a few months ago.
Thanvi said that along with religious services, he would play a role in solving the problems of the people in politics. “Sindh is our land, here we have to live and die. I remained in MQM and was not active in PTI while PML-N is entangled in its own problems but he has no any differences with any political party,” he said. Khuhro: “Maulana Tanveer-ul-Haq is joining the PPP and we welcome him. Now the hopes of the people are with the PPP because PTI policies are ant-people policies.”
Khuhro accused the Indus River System Authority (IRSA) of maintaining silence over the alleged theft of 30,000 cusecs of Sindh’s water by Punjab. He added that the Guddu Barrage was receiving only 100,000 cusecs – a shortage of 30,000 cusecs. “IRSA is a silent spectator to the theft of 30,000 cusecs of water,” the PPP leader stated while commenting on the water shortage faced by Sindh.
He said the federal parliamentary system was about moving forward by tolerating each other. According to the PPP leader, maligning politics and politicians had become common practice in the country. He further added that those who wanted to topple the Sindh government had already been rejected by the people of Sindh and would now be rejected by people across the country.
Responding to the remarks made by Ghulam Arbab Rahim, the PPP leader said that Rahim should first talk about the number of parties he had switched so far. Alluding to Arbab Rahim’s nomination as PM’s aide on Sindh affairs, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan was undermining the position of Sindh Opposition Leader Haleem Adil Sheikh, which should be a wake-up call for the latter. “Those questioning the PPP’s 13-year tenure in Sindh should also hold accountable the people who have ruled the province for at least 40 years,” Khuhro said.