Member of National Assembly (MNA) Mian Tariq Mehmood who parted ways with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) last week has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday.
MNA from NA-98 constituency of Gujranwala, Mehmood had parted ways with PML-N last week along with two former Members of Provincial Assembly (MPA) belonging to PML-N.
The ex-PML-N lawmaker met with disqualified member of PTI and former secretary general Jahangir Khan Tareen following which party chief Imran Khan convened a meeting with him in Bani Gala and formally welcomed him to PTI.
میں گجرانوالہ سے ن لیگ کےممبر قومی اسمبلی، میاں طارق کو تحریک انصاف میں خوش آمدید کہتا ہوں۔ ان کا حکمران پارٹی چھوڑ کر تحریک انصاف میں شامل ہونا ن لیگ کی گرتی ساکھ اور تحریک انصاف کی عوام میں بڑھتی مقبولیت کا واضح ثبوت ہے۔ انشاءاللہ آنے والا دور تحریک انصاف کا ہے۔ pic.twitter.com/usLiSJT05o
— Jahangir Khan Tareen (@JahangirKTareen) February 27, 2018
Last week, PML-N suffered a political blow in Gujranwala after Mian Tariq Mehmood and two former MPAs namely Mian Azhar Javed and Dr Ghulam Sarwar belonging to the federally ruling party parted ways with the organisation.
Sources had reported at the time that MNA Mehmood was to contest in the General Elections 2018 against defence minister Khurram Dastagir.
Chairmen and vice-chairmen of three municipal committees and chairmen and vice-chairmen of 13 Union Councils (UC) also parted ways with PML-N the same day.