Ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Balochistan wing and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs Naeemul Haq have recently engaged in a tug of war over the appointment of a special assistant at the provincial level, media reports said Saturday.
The PTI’s provincial leadership and Haq are backing two different party candidates for the post of the special assistant to the chief minister, reports said, adding that PTI Balochistan President Yar Muhammad Rind has suggested the name of Dr Muneer Baloch for the position while Haq is promoting the name of Syed Zahoor Agha.
The party’s provincial spokesman has complained that Haq is insisting for the appointment of a “suspended party member” to the provincial government office.
Syed Zahoor Agha was suspended by Jahangir Tareen when he was the PTI secretary, the party’s provincial spokesperson Babar Yousufzai said in a statement to media. He added that Haq was ‘interfering’ in the affairs of PTI Balochistan.
He also invited the attention of Prime Minister Imran Khan to take notice of the party leader’s interference in the provincial matter.