Former Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) president Javed Hashmi is likely to re-join Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) . The same party, the veteran politician ditched in order to join PTI.
Who is Javed Hashmi ?
Why he left PMLN at first place ?
Why he separated from PTI ?
Rumour is this that he is about to join PMLN again.
Javed Hashmi is a well educated and bold politician . He belongs to Multan mainly ,An agriculturist and intellectual by profession.He started his political career in 1985 and joined hands with Nawaz Sharif, who later became Prime minister. He was elected to the National Assembly and was the Minister of State for Youth Affairs. He served as Federal Minister for Health in Nawaz Sharif’s cabinet during his second term. He is a kind of devoted person .Hashmi is considered a political heavyweight and is well respected throughout Pakistan.Hashmi is an indisputable and respectable personality in Pakistani politics. He is a symbol of democratic struggle in Pakistan.
In 1999 the PML-N government, Hashmi was thrown in Central Jail Rawalpindi, along with Nawaz Sharif and other members of his party on accusations made by General Pervez Musharraf's government by Chief of Army Staff General Pervez Musharraf. A democracy activist, Hashmi became one of the most vocal and open critic of the General Pervez Musharraf's military regime where he openly criticized General Musharraf's treatment of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, policy on War on Terror and Musharraf's mishandling of Tribal areas which led to open the unannounced war in Pakistan.
In 1978, at the age of 29, he became the youngest minister in General Ziaul Haq’s military cabinet.
On 29 October 2003, he was arrested from Parliament Building on charges of inciting mutiny made by General Pervez Musharraf.
On 12 April 2004, he was sentenced to 23 years in prison for inciting mutiny in the army, forgery, and defamation.
On 3 August 2007, a three-member bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan under Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry granted him bail after serving approximately three and a half years in prison.
4 August 2007 Javed Hashmi was released from the Central Jail Kotlakhpat in Lahore .
3 November 2007 Javed Hashmi was again placed under arrest at the declaration of a state of emergency .
In 2008 , In the general elections Javed Hashmi won a record three seats out of the four contested.
In 2013, elections Hashmi won from two constituencies. He contested from Islamabad and Multan on PTI platform.
In 2014, he fell out of PTI party's favour after opposing publicly the party's decision to hold mass protests against his former boss Nawaz Sharif.
On 16 October 2014 he unsuccessfully contested to re-claim his home constituency as an independent candidate but backed by the ruling PML-N.
Javed Hashmi belonged to PMLN for a very long period . He saw all ups and down of party and remained stick to the PMLN . It is difficult to imagine that he will rejoin the PML-N, of which he remains extremely critical after leaving the party .
On 24 December 2011, Hashmi ascended to join the Pakistan Movement for Justice (PTI), and was elected the party president in 2013 leadership election. In 2013 elections Hashmi won from both two constituencies .He contested from in Islamabad and in Multan from the platform of PTI. However, he fell out of party's favour after opposing publicly the party's decision to hold mass protests against Sharif, subsequently resigned from both the party and the Parliament.
The senior leadership of the ruling party including Nawaz Sharif met Hashmi at the Punjab House in Islamabad on Monday while a formal announcement of his re-joining is also expected.
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique, Senator Pervaiz Rasheed, State Minister of State for Interior Affairs Talal Chaudhry were also present in the meeting. A source with knowledge of the meeting claimed that Hashmi had, during the meeting, agreed to rejoin the PML-N.
Addressing the media later, Railways Minister Saad Rafique said PML-N President Nawaz Sharif appreciated Hashmi’s role for the supremacy of law and civilian authority.
"PML-N agrees with the views of Javed Hashmi. Both the leaders agreed to continue their struggle for the supremacy of the constitution," he said. "Hashmi is party's asset."
“Hashmi will now take time to make his place in the party again,” claimed said the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leader.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and former prime minister of Pakistan Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani said that Hashmi’s decision of returning to PML-N or not will not make any difference to Multan’s politics.
Some tweets about Javed Hashmi :
He also remains oblivious of the political consequences of his actions nobody knew what his political future will be after his expulsion from the PTI.