Former PML-N chief Sheikh Waqas Akram joins PTI – Pakistan
Former federal minister and PML-N chief Sheikh Waqas Akram on Saturday joined the PTI.
“Fearing the elections, the PML-N continues to disperse in Punjab,” stated a press release issued by the PTI saying Akram’s membership.
The assertion stated that Akram met the PTI chairman at his Zaman Park residence in Lahore earlier and expressed full confidence in Imran Khan’s management.
He additionally declared allegiance to the ‘Haqeeqi Azaadi’ (precise freedom) motion and the social gathering’s manifesto. Imran welcomed the previous PML-N chief’s resolution to affix PTI.
PTI Senior Vice President Fawad Chaudhry and PTI South Punjab President Amir Mehmood Kayani had been additionally current on the event.
Akram stated he had “unconditionally joined this motion”, referring to the PTI’s ‘Haqeeqi Azaadi’ marketing campaign.
Akram was previously a member of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) and joined the PML-N in March 2013 although he contacted the PPP the identical month since his new social gathering was reluctant to award him the ticket for NA-89.
He refused a suggestion made by the PML-N’s parliamentary board to contest the election from NA-115 in June 2018 and determined to contest as an unbiased candidate. It was viral within the political circles of Jhang district on the time that Akram was desirous to get the PTI’s ticket for which he remained involved with the social gathering for fairly a while however the PTI gave choice to Ghulam Bibi Bharwana over him.
His membership of the PTI is amongst a number of current new high-profile additions to the social gathering.
Final month, former Punjab chief minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi had announced that he was becoming a member of the PTI together with ten different former PML-Q MPAs.
In January, PML-N Rawalpindi division president Sardar Mumtaz Khan had additionally formally joined the PTI.