ISLAMABAD -  Former federal minister and Pakistan People’s Party veteran, Nawabzada Ghazanfar Gul, on Friday announced to join Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, ending his 30-year-long association with Bhuttos’ party.

Gul, a close aide of late prime minister Benazri Bhutto and former MNA and MPA from Gujrat, held Asif Ali Zardari responsible for his departure from the PPP.

Talking about the causes of his decision, Gul said he had no grievances against the party. “I am misfit in the party now,” he averred. In a veiled criticism of Zardari, Gul said he is a “Mujawar” (devotee) of Garhi Khuda Bux, but can’t become couturier of Nawab Shah. Answering a question as to when he will formally announce his joining PML-N, Gul said he is in PML-N now and there is no need of formal announcement as he is not going to tie the knot. Gul, a rival of Chaudhrys of Gujrat in local politics, said he had remained on streets with PPP for the last 30 years and now wants to lead the rest of life in PML-N. He added PML-N is emerging as an anti-establishment party under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif. He accused PPP of trying to enter the ‘establishment’s tunnel’. He predicted PPP will lose support even in Sindh if it becomes the establishment’s party.