KARACHI – Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Abdul Rashid Godil han decided to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

According to party sources, Godil will make formal announcement during a meeting with PTI Chief Imran Khan today (Sunday).

Godil was born in Karachi on September 7, 1960, and belongs to the business-savvy Memon community.

He started working for social causes in 1985, and actively strived towards resolving issues faced by the people of the city.

In 1991, Godil was elected as a member of the All Pakistan Memon Federation (APMF). Three years later, he was elected as the President of the Dhoraji Association.

Godil stepped into the political arena in 2005. The same year, with the help and support of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), he became Union Council Nazim.

During the 2008 general election, he was elected a member of the national assembly (MNA) on an MQM ticket from NA-252, Karachi. He retained his NA membership from the same constituency in the 2013 general election.

He has also been a member of MQM’s Karachi Rabita Committee since November 2013.

The 57-year-old was shot five times and was critically injured on August 18, 2015, after which he underwent emergency surgery at a private hospital.