ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Zafar Ali Shah on Thursday joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
After meeting PTI Chairman Imran Khan at his residence in Banigala, Shah said: “Now, Imran Khan is my Quaid.”
“All of Pakistan is with Imran,” the former senator said, adding that he wanted to play his role as a politician.
Stating that the country needs a leader like Imran, Shah said, “The PTI chief has destroyed several corruption deities within the nation.”
Addressing his workers on the occasion, Imran said, “Shah left the PML-N as he did not want to support the party’s wrong policies.”
The PTI chief reiterated that the Avenfield reference verdict against Nawaz Sharif and his family should be announced on Friday.
“The law is the same for everyone,” Imran stated adding that Nawaz’s request to delay the verdict in the case should not be adhered to.
Shah’s relations with PML-N leadership turned sour during the local bodies’ election of November 2015. The former senator wanted to become mayor of Islamabad and contested election from a Union Council.
However, some PML-N leaders supported an independent candidate who won the election and then joined PML-N.