Islamabad (Staff Report): Former senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party Shaukat Basra on Thursday met with Prime Minister Imran Khan and announced to join Khan Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
PM Imran draped the party flag around Basra's shoulder, and appreciated his role in the national politics. Khan expressed his hope that the former PPP leader will continue to give his political services from the PTI's platform.
Speaking on the occasion, Basra said that he didn't join the PTI for party ticket or any government's post, but because of the impressive vision of the prime minister and his party.
وزیرِ اعظم عمران خان سے شوکت بسرا کی وزیرِ اعظم آفس میں ملاقات
شوکت بسرا کی پاکستان تحریک انصاف میں شمولیت
شوکت بسرا کی پارٹی میں شمولیت پر وزیر اعظم عمران خان کی جانب سے خوشی کا اظہار— PTI (@PTIofficial) December 13, 2018
PPP south Punjab President Syed Ahmad Mahmood, Mr Basra, Multan Division President Malik Noshair Langryal, Dera Ghazi Khan Divisional General Secretary Sardar Ghulam Farid Mirani and Layyah District General Secretary Dr Javed Iqbal Kunjial were removed from their party positions after the approval of chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari for violating the party policy.
The action had been taken against the office-bearers as all of them contested general election as independent candidates.