Usman Buzdar emerges as strong PTI candidate for Punjab CM slot

Dunya News

Buzdar held a significant meeting with Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Sardar Usman Ahmad Khan Buzdar of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as new possible contender for the coveted slot of Punjab Chief Minister.

According to sources, Buzdar held a significant meeting with PTI chief Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen in Bani Gala.

He garnered 26,897 votes from PP-286 Taunsa Sharif and defeated independent candidate Khawaja Muhammad Nizamul Mehmood.

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Buzdar remained a member of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) from 2002-2008 and later switched to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

In 2013, he contested the election from PML-N ticket but lost to Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) candidate.

In Musharraf era, he remained district Nazim of Taunsa. His father Fatah Muhamnmad Buzdar is a chief of Buzdar tribe and was elected thrice as Member of National Assembly (MNA).