KARACHI - The influential personality of Azad Kashmir, Sardar Nazakat Ali along with his supporters on Saturday announced joining of Pakistan Peoples Party.

He made this announcement after meeting with Azad Jammu Kashmir Prime Minister Choudhry Abdul Majeed at party’s Media Cell near Bilawal House here the other day.   AJK premier welcomed Nazakat and his supporters in the party, saying the party will get strength in Azad Kashmir with his joining. To a question, he said any no-confidence move against him would face defeat. He said the PPP was struggling to get the people of Held Kashmir rid of India’s oppression. “The sacrifice of over 0.1 million Kashmiris will not go in vein.”

On the occasion, PPP Karachi Division president Abdul Qadir Patel and Senator Saeed Ghani condemned the killing of the party workers in the city, demanding the party’s government to investigate and arrest the killers immediately.

PPP leaders came down hard against the MQM, saying that party government made concessions to the MQM for the peace of Karachi. They said the government was striving for durable peace in the city as every ruling party always work for the maintenance of law and order in the metropolis.

They added that Karachi is economic hub of the country, so disturbance here automatically affects the whole economy of the country. They urged the party’s government to initiate crackdown against the criminals and terrorists irrespective of their political affiliation. They said the PPP had suffered a lot due to reconciliation policy.