Pervez Khattak mulls joining politics again

Pervez Khattak mulls joining politics again


Khattak left politics after suffering humiliating defeat in Feb 8 polls

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PESHAWAR (Dunya News) - Former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister Pervez Khattak has decided to join politics again, Dunya News learnt. 

According to family sources, the seasoned politician is in contact with the PPP and other parties. He also held several meetings with key political leaders during the last few days.

Speaking to Dunya News, the veteran politician said he would take a decision after analysing the political situation. “I am silently observing the performance of the government nowadays,” he said. 

He said the development schemes of Rs10 billion were approved for Nowshera but they had been reverted. “The people of Nowshera will now realise their deprivation,” he lamented.

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"I am away from mainstream and social media these days but can take decision to enter politics again soon," he added. 

Earlier, Khattak had stepped down as chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Parliamentarian (PTIP) days after his party showed dismal performance in the general elections 2024. 

The former defence minister had said he was resigning from the position due to health issues. 

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Pervez Khattak had suffered defeat in NA-33 Nowshera constituency, which was earlier considered his stronghold. 

The PTI-backed independent candidate, Shahid Ahad Khattak, defeated him by securing 90,145 votes. Pervez Khattak had bagged only 25,258 votes in the polls.