Dara Bashir quits MIL, likely to join PTI


Karachi: Dara Bashir Khan, a renowned name in Pakistan media, is likely join Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf after saying goodbye to his more than three decade advertising career.

After his bold decision to join media industry to politics, he has left the chairmanship of OMD and PHD Media Pakistan. He is also owner and CEO and Owner of Manhattan International Limited (MIL), which is considered one of the leading advertising companies in top five ranking.

He is highly educated having foreign degrees in the discipline of advertisement and marketing from University of Oxford and Florida.

Khan is considered a good addition in the PTI prospective as he is an intelligent mind having good reputation in media industry.

PTI officials did not deny his joining in the party but they did not official declare his political affiliation in the party.

Asad Umar, a tycoon of corporate world, recently quit Engro Corporation as President and CEO to join PTI.

Political analysts say that addition of top guns of corporate sector and media industry will not only boost the image of the PTI but their role will also expand the circle of party circle and affiliation in corporate and business world of the country.


  1. I would like to add here that Dara Bashir use to play cricket , beautiful run up , genuine fast bowler , we toured Sri Lanka & India with Pakistan Under 19 cricket team , he was the most poular player on tour , I am glad to see his picture ,he is very graceful as he was in his teenage , best of luck Dara , please stay in touch.Regards.Assad Mahmud .Regional Head Lahore East . MCB BANK LTD

  2. Dara Bashir Khan has already DENIED joining PTI or any political party. Dara Bashir Khan is NOT quitting MIL. Please see link: http://www.thenewstribe.com/2012/04/24/no-interest-in-politics-dara-bashir/#.T5tIJXtWnMc
    No interest in politics: Dara BashirKarachi: Putting aside rumours about joining Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf, advertising guru Dara Bashir Khan has denied that he is joining any political party and quitting advertising.“I am an advertising professional and have no interest in politics,” Dara said about quitting MIL and joining PTI or any political party.“Dara Bashir, a renowned name in Pakistan media, has strongly refuted a hoax news that he is quitting advertising for politics.,” said an official note by Manhattan International Limited. It is confirmed that Dara, a thorough professional in the field of advertising, is at the helm of his agencies and the posted article insinuating otherwise, is totally false and baseless.

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