LAHORE: Former senator, federal minister for information and central information secretary of Pakistan Muslim League Quaid (PML-Q) Tariq Azeem announced joining Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) on Thursday.
Azeem made the announcement alongside party chief Nawaz Sharif at a press conference in Lahore.
Sharif welcomed Azeem to PML-N and said that the party will take advantage of his experience and achievements.
Azeem said that he was thankful to Sharif for inviting him to join PML-N. He said that there was a ‘big burden’ on him and he was previously sitting in a place where if he spoke the truth, people would ask why he was speaking against government performance when his party was part of the coalition.
“I have joined the real Muslim League.”
The former senator also hit out at the government saying that Sharif was the only one who had visited Siachen after the tragedy, while the others had to follow him.
Azeem asked Sharif to visit Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan to help resolve issues there.
PML-N sources had earlier said that Azeem’s services for the Sharif family and for the party had impressed Nawaz Sharif, who had accepted the former PML-Q information secretary into the party.
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