Naheed Khan disavows affiliation with Uzair Baloch


HYDERABAD: The leader of Pakistan People’s Party (Workers)  Naheed Khan, who was a close aide of PPP chairperson and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, has disavowed any affiliation of the Lyari gang war figure Uzair Baloch.

“When the PPP was headed by the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto we never heard any name like Uzair Baloch being a party figure from Lyari,” she claimed while addressing a convention of the party Tuesday, which is a faction of the Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s PPP.

She alleged that Baloch was linked to the new leadership which took reins of the party after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto in 2007.

Khan said that she formed another party because she felt dismay with the PPP’s incumbent leadership in the form of Asif Ali Zardari.

The PPP-Workers’ President former Senator Safdar Abbassi said his party welcomed all the political leaders and workers who were dissidents of the PPP.

“I have remained a senator of the party but even I didn’t know Uzair Baloch. His name surfaced after the death of Rehman Dacait in 2009,” she said.