Hashmi , who had joined the PTI in 2011 and then quit it in September 2014 during his party’s march on Islamabad, had been inching towards the PML-N over the last two years, mainly by supporting point of view of the ruling party and remarks of Sharif against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
There are reports Hashmi is going to see PML-N President Nawaz Sharif at Jati Umra on December 4. He might announce his rejoining the PML-N immediately after the meeting or hold it back until a public meeting in Multan in due course.
Hashmi has been such a trusted aide of Sharif that he had entrusted him the entire PML-N before leaving for Saudi Arabia in December 2000 under an ‘agreement’ with the then military ruler Pervez Musharraf. He plans to contest the next election in the NA-149 constituency in Multan and may be awarded PML-N ticket in case he joins the party.
Hashmi had been very critical of the PTI sit-in of 2014 and the current turbulent political situation. He says the PTI is dancing to the tunes of powers that be. Hashmi’s ouster from the PTI right before Islamabad sit-in was then a huge morale booster for the Sharif government. His hostile position against Imran Khan since he left the PTI came as a relief for the PML-N.
NAWAZ SLAMS TERROR ATTACK
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has vowed to fight terrorism till last drop of blood.
Condemning the Peshawar Agriculture Directorate attack, Sharif said those spilling blood of innocent people had nothing to do with Islam. He praised bravery and courage shown by soldiers of the Pakistan Army during a counterattack on the terrorists.