- Ali Nawaz Awan met Aleem Khan and Jahangir Tareen.
- Sardar Asif Nakai also announced to join IPP.
- Since the inception of IPP, many PTI leaders have joined its ranks.
LAHORE: In a fresh blow to the Imran Khan-led party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ali Nawaz Awan resurfaced on Sunday and joined the Istihkaam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP).
The development took place after Awan met IPP patron-chief Jahangir Tareen and President Aleem Khan in Lahore today.
In a statement on its official
Meanwhile, another PTI leader and former provincial minister Sardar Asif Nakai also announced his joining IPP ranks in a meeting with Tareen and Aleem.
Aleem and Tareen – former close associates of PTI chairman Imran Khan – launched the IPP party in June this year after differences developed with the PTI chief.
Several PTI leaders including Faiyaz ul Hasan Chauhan, Firdous Ashiq Awan, Murad Raas, Ghulam Sarwar Khan have joined the IPP since its launch on June 8 earlier this year.
Recently, PTI leader Ghulam Sarwar Khan formally joined the IPP.
Speaking to the media on the occasion, Sarwar stressed on the goal of building a strong and prosperous Pakistan.
He acknowledged the role of various individuals, including Tareen and Aleem, in the growth of PTI.
Earlier this month, the IPP chief had claimed that former spy chief Lieutenant General (retd) Faiz Hamid had now poached IPP leaders during the PTI-led government in his bid to become the army chief.
Addressing a public rally in Punjab’s Takshashila, Aleem hit out at the ousted prime minister who was removed from power last year, saying false cases were filed against his daughter and Tareen during the PTI government.
“Farah Gogi was actually creating Naya Pakistan” instead of Imran, referring to the IPP chairperson, a close friend of the former first lady.
“Imran Khan is not honest towards his children. How can one who is not loyal even to his children be loyal to us?