PESHAWAR: Muhammad Tahir Khan Umarzai, one of the PTI’s founders and a close aide to Imran Khan, on Monday announced his joining the party’s erstwhile rival the PML-N.
“Imran Khan has used Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa for his own means and has played with the sentiments of the people,” Umarzai told reporters at a news conference at the Peshawar Press Club. He was flanked by PM’s Adviser Engineer Amir Muqam.
One of PTI’s founding members set to join PML-N
Umarzai said: “The PTI’s foundation was laid down on principles but things have completely changed,” adding, “This forces me to leave the PTI and join the PML-N.
Earlier, Muqam welcomed Umarzai to the PML-N fold.
He said people had realised double standards of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, terming it the reason why Khan’s close aides had been leaving him alone.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 7th, 2017.