Former Muttahida Qaumi Motion (MQM) chief Saleem Shahzad has joined the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) after assembly with PTI chairman Imran Khan at his Bani Gala residence, the get together’s spokesman Fawad Chaudhary stated on Tuesday.
Shahzad and the PTI chief agreed to work collectively for the betterment and improvement of the nation’s financial nerve, Karachi.
The MQM’s founding member had returned to the nation on February 6, 2017, and was arrested at the airport in a 23-yr-previous rioting case. Whereas on the airport, Shahzad had advised a personal information channel that he had returned to the nation voluntarily and was able to face the instances towards him to show his innocence.
“I’ve come right here to do politics,” he had stated on the time. He stated he had left the MQM the day the get together’s supremo Altaf Hussain raised alleged anti-Pakistan slogans on Aug 22, 2016.
In line with Malir SSP Rao Anwar, a number of instances have been registered towards Shahzad however all such instances have been cancelled after the notorious Nationwide Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO). Later, he was acquitted within the rioting case for need of proof. He, nevertheless, is dealing with three different instances lodged within the ’90s on the Malir and Landhi police stations pertaining to homicide, kidnapping, wrongful confinement, felony intimidation and rioting.
Shahzad remained a member of the Nationwide Meeting in 1988 and 1990. He had left the nation in 1992, apparently to keep away from arrest throughout a crackdown towards the get together. He, nevertheless, first returned to the nation in 2007 — after remaining in self-exile for about 15 years.
Shahzad remained related to the MQM since its inception as a scholar organisation in 1978, apart from a quick interval in 2009, till he was faraway from the Coordination Committee in London in 2013. He was later expelled from the celebration.
On December 2, Shahzad had introduced that he would quickly create a brand new political celebration “freed from china-cutters and goal killers” within the run-as much as the subsequent Common Election.
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