KARACHI - After Nawaz Sharif failed to seal a deal with Sindh National Front (SNF) Chief Mumtaz Bhutto, Imran Khan has contacted the latter for merge with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. The SNF is considered as a nationalist party with influence in various parts of Sindh province. “Mumtaz Bhutto has put forward some conditions for merger with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, which were not accepted by the PML-N head,” insiders in both the parties revealed. “PML-N has to accommodate some of points of the SNF’s constitution besides authorizing Bhutto to appoint office-bearers in Sindh. However, the PML-N due to its image as countrywide party rejected to accommodate the SNF constitution points into its constitution. “Mumtaz Bhutto has constituted a committee of its party members to look into the matter.
On the other side, Nawaz Sharif has also set up a committee comprising Senator Pervez Rasheed, Mamnoon Hussain, Saleem Zia, Ghaus Ali Shah and Imdad Chandio to continue talks with the nationalist party. “Try to steal the chance, Imran Khan has contacted Bhutto and reiterated his offer to merge SNF with the PTI,” the insiders said. A crucial meeting regarding this matter is likely to be held between Imran Khan and Mumtaz Bhutto at the end of this month.