Film, television actor Mustafa Quershi quits PPP, defects to PTI

Web Desk: Veteran film, television actor Mustafa Qureshi has parted ways with Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and decided to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

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According to reports, veteran actor met PTI leader Khurram Sher Zaman and decided to join the party.

Qureshi will make a formal announcement in this regard at a press conference.

Mustafa Qureshi had the privilege to meet PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto over four decades ago. He is linked with the party since then.

Recalling how he met Z.A Bhutto he said: “I lived in Hyderabad around four decades ago and worked for Radio Pakistan. We were in a hotel for a small meeting where Bhutto was going to speak. I was introduced to him as a radio artist. Instead of shaking my hand, Bhutto gave me hug. Bhutto had so much respect for the artists.”

Born in Hyderabad, the actor gained popularity from Punjabi movies. His role as the villain Noori Natt in the movie Maula Jatt (1979) became his trademark.

The film star has been featured in hundreds of movies in Urdu, Punjabi and Sindhi languages.

His notable films include Laakhon Mein Ek (1967), Andleeb (1969), Maula Jatt (1979), Lal Aandhi (1979),Ghulami (1985), Jeeva (1995),Sargam (1995), Chief Sahib (1996), Zill-e-Shah (2008), Wohti Ley Ke Jaani Ay (2010), Shareeka (2012), Sultanat (2014), Two+Two (2016).

Mustafa Qureshi won Pride of Performance Award in 1988 and Nigar Award for Best Supporting Actor in film Lal Aandhi in 1979.

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