PTI-defector Waseem Qadir's house attacked

PTI-defector Waseem Qadir's house attacked

The claim was made by journalist Hassan Ayub Khan.
PTI-defector Waseem Qadir's house attacked

Web Desk


12 Feb 2024

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf supporters reportedly attacked the house of MNA-elect Waseem Qadir, who recently joined Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

Qadir who won the NA seat as Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-backed independent candidate on Sunday joined PML-N after meeting Maryam Nawaz.

The claim was made by journalist Hassan Ayub Khan.

Waseem joined the PTI in December 2018, soon after the party rose to power. He is the son of former PPP MPA late Chaudhry Ghulam Qadir.

Before joining the PTI, he served as PML-N MPA from Lahore as well as deputy mayor of Ravi Town. He had been affiliated with the PML-N for 11 years.

This is noteworthy that PTI wasn’t the 60-year-old politician’s second party. Before joining PML-N a decade ago, Waseem’s loyalties were with the PPP on whose ticket his father Chaudhry Ghulam Qadir contested the 1988 and later the 2002 elections.

Chaudhry Ghulam, Waseem’s father, combated former dictator Ziaul Haq’s martial law for 11 years and in 1988 general elections, Benazir Bhutto, the then chairperson of the PPP awarded him the party ticket and he was fielded from then PP-129 where he emerged victorious, bagging around 25,000 votes while defeating the IJI candidate Nisar Ahmed.

In that period, Waseem also actively participated in the campaign of his father and in later years, he got settled in Norway. However, his loyalties remained with the PPP and his father Ghulam was once again fielded by the PPP, for a National Assembly seat in 2002 general elections but he lost to PML-N’s Sardar Ayaz Sadiq.


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