KARACHI – Saleem Jadoon, a local leader of the ruling PPP, on Sunday announced to join the Awami National Party along with his companions.

Addressing a news conference at the residence of ANP Sindh President Shahi Syed, Jadoon, a former PPP councillor, deplored that the ruling party could not arrest killers of slain premier Benazir Bhutto, nor could it arrest perpetrators of October 18 and December 27 attacks that claimed lives of several PPP workers.

He complained that although the NA-239 and PS-89 constituencies had supported the PPP in the last general elections, its elected legislators did not provide jobs to unemployed people in the area.

He claimed that the ANP was a real representative party of the Pakhtuns in Karachi, adding that there was a need to reorganise the Pakhtun community to foil threats from a politico-terrorist organisation. Jadoon reposed full confidence in Shahi Syed’s leadership.