LOWER DIR: Though tight-lipped about his future plan, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa former minister for finance advocate Muzafar Syed is likely to join the newly emerged Pakistan Tahreek Insaf Parliamentarian (PTI-P) launched by Pervez Khattak. The speculations got diverse comments from the readers when the former provincial minister Muzafar Syed shared a post along with a photograph of meeting the former chief minister Mahmood Khan on his own official facebook page here on Sunday. The former minister shared details of his meeting with Mahmood Khan but did not hint to join the PTI-P. Later the former chief minister Mahmood Khan, from his own social media page shared a post that Muzafar Syed had joined his party.
The Jamaat-i-Islami’s minister in the Pervez Khattak group, Muzafar Syed had joined the Pakistan People Party on Nov 16, 2020 after his defeat in the 2018 general elections during which the some influential of the JI opposed him.
Muzafar Syed was made the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa minister for finance when the JI chief quit his portfolio in the Pervez Khattak’s government. He was elected MPA in 2002 on the JI ticket. The JI again awarded him ticket for the 2008 general elections but later the JI boycotted the election. Muzafar Syed again was elected MPA in 2013 and remained finance minister for four years. In 2018, he was defeated by the PTI candidate Shafiullah after which he wanted the party to take disciplinary action against the JI activists who had opposed him and had not vote for him.
The former minister joined the PPP in 2020 with the hope that he would be awarded party ticket for PK 15 Lower Dir but the hope vanished a few days ago when reports circulated through social media that he had been denied party ticket.