ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday contacted Riazul Haq Juj, who won the NA-144 by-poll as an independent contestant on October 11, to congratulate him at his victory.
Speaking to newly elected MNA, Nawaz Sharif also invited him to join PML-N forgetting the previous disputes. The premier also explained Mr Juj that why he was not awarded the party ticket in recent by-poll in Okara.
On the occasion Riazul Haq Juj thanked Prime Minister for remembering him. PML-N is in my blood and I will consult my friends whether to join the party or not, he told Nawaz Sharif.
Earlier this day Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTAi) chairman Imran Khan also phoned Riazul Haq Juj and invited him to join PTI.
Juj told reporters that he has not decided to join any political so far, however he added that voters of PTI and Jamaat-e-Islami helped him to win the by-poll.
PTI Punjab organizer Chaudhry Sarwar also invited Riazul Haq Juj to join PTI in a meeting at Juj’s his residence.
Sarwar said Juj won the by-poll on October 11 despite strong opposition of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz).
Riazul Haq secured 83240 votes in Sunday’s by-election in NA-144, outshining the candidates of PML-N, PTI and PPP.