Islamabad (Web Desk): Newly elected Senator from Balochistan Muhammad Abdul Qadir on Tuesday announced to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
According to details, Abdul Qadir made the announcement at a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad.
Defence Minister Pervez Khattak and PTI leader Saifullah Niazi were also present in the meeting.
Abdul Qadir won the Senate elections on March 3 as an independent candidate with the support from Balochistan Awami Party (BAP).
Qadir was awarded PTI ticket for the Senate seat from Balochistan but after strong opposition from provincial leadership of the party, the ticket was withdrawn.
The newly elected Senators will be sworn in on March 12 as the tenure of the retiring senators ends on March 11.
The PTI and its allies have nominated Sadiq Sanjrani as their candidate for the slot of Senate chairman while opposition parties’ alliance Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has announced Yousaf Raza Gillani as its joint candidate.