Pakistan

LAHORE – Senior member of Pakistan Peoples Party Imtiaz Safdar Warraich is likely to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, it emerged on Monday.


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According to Express News, Safdar who served as president of PPP Punjab faction would meet PTI supremo Imran Khan in a couple of days after which he would formally announce joining the party.

Reacting to the news, spokesperson Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf confirmed that PTI had settled ‘issues’ with Imtiaz Safdar who would quit PPP to join PTI, next week.

It bears mentioning that Safdar would be the latest addition to PTI after Noor Alam Khan, Firdous Ashiq Awan and Nazar Muhammad Gondal.

It is also murmured that Nadeem Afzal Chan, another bigwig of Pakistan Peoples Party would also join the party of cricketer-turned-politician.

Warraich’s History

Born and brought up in northeastern Punjab’s Gujranwala district, Imtiaz Safdar Warraich is a lawyer by profession who served as the Gujranwala district’s bar association’s general secretary in 1982-1983 and was a member of the local district council from 1983-1991.

He has also served as the director of Punjab Provincial Cooperative Bank Limited and was a federal minister in former premier Benazir Bhutto’s second government.

He was twice elected as a MNA in 2002 and 2008 from NA-98, his home constituency in Gujranwala, and was elected as an MPA for the Punjab Assembly in 1993, also from a seat in the same region. After his win in 2008, Warraich served as state minister for communication, Dawn News reported.

He served as PPP’s president of Gujranwala division and was appointed to the influential position of president of the party’s central Punjab chapter in 2010.