PTI MPA Ziaullah Afridi meets Zardari, joins PPP
LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and ex-minister Ziaullah Afridi has officially joined Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) after attending a meeting with ex-President Asif Ali Zardari.
The meeting took place at Bilawal House and prominent PPP leaders including Faisal Karim Kundi and provincial president Humayun Khan were also present at the gathering. Later on, Afridi announced to officially part ways with PTI and join PPP.
The ex-minister is not the first PTI leader to join PPP. A few weeks ago, Naz Baloch had also expressed her discontent with senior leadership of the opposition party. She joined PPP which represents Sindh better than PTI .
Afridi developed rift with PTI after he was arrested by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission while holding the office in Ministry of Mineral Development. He was accused of misuse of authority and corruption.
Afterward, he accused KP CM Pervez Khattak of involvement in Bank of Khyber corruption scandal. “KP CM Pervez Khattak is involved in corrupt practices in various departments … Siraj-ul-Haq and Imran Khan remained silent on illegal appointment of BOK MD despite huge claims of accountability,” he said on August 15, 2017.