LAHORE: A provincial lawmaker of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Faisal Farooq Cheema, joined the PakistanTehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday.
The development followed Cheema’s meeting with PTI Chairman Imran Khan. Former PTI secretary general Jahangir Tareen was also present in the meeting.
Cheema was elected to the Punjab Assembly from Sargodha in the 2013 general elections and hails from an influential political family in the area.
Earlier, media reported that PML-N Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Arbab Waseem Hayat had joined the PTI. Hayat had bagged the PK-8 by-election in Peshawar in 2016 from a PML-N ticket.
Earlier on Saturday, PML-N’s Nasir Moosa Zai and Bilal Virk jumped ship and joined the PTI.
Virk was elected MNA on a PML-N ticket in the last elections from Sheikhupura whereas Moosa Zai was a PML-N leader in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.