Former PM Zafarullah Jamali turns to PTI

03:36 PM | 7 Jun, 2018
Former PM Zafarullah Jamali turns to PTI
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ISLAMABAD - Former prime minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali has decided to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ahead of the forthcoming elections.

According to local media reports, PTI's spokesman has said that Yar Muhammad Rind, party's Balochistan Chapter President and Zafarullah Jamali held telephonic talks and discussed the issue.

"Zafarullah Khan Jamali has decided to join the PTI," the spokesman claimed.

The two leaders also decided to meet soon to make a formal announcement in this regard.

The development was also confirmed by PTI Additional Secretary Information Faisal Javed Khan who took to Twitter to confirm the inclusion of former premier in the party.

Jamali had served as the 13th Prime Minister of Pakistan from 2002 until his resignation in 2004 under Pervez Musharraf’s military rule.

Recently, in March, he resigned from the National Assembly, demanding then Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and the Opposition Leader Syed Khursheed Shah to tender their resignations as well.

Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, Jamali regretted that institutions are being ridiculed while the leaders are telling lies in the parliament.

Zafarullah Jamali was elected MNA as an independent candidate from his native town Dera Murad Jamali following the 2013 election but later joined PML-N.