Five PML-N lawmakers defect to PTI


Five members of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) defected to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday in a yet another setback to the ruling party.

The defecting members include MNA and Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Interior Dr Afzal Khan Dhandla, MPA Malik Ghazanfar Cheena, and MPA Amir Inayat Shahani. Later on, Narowal MNA Mian Rasheed and MPA Awais Qasim also joined PTI.

Last week, a sitting lawmaker of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz defected to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), along with two former legislators.

PML-N member of the National Assembly Jaffar Leghari announced joining the PTI at a meeting with Imran Khan in Lahore.

Former MNA Dr Meena Leghari and ex-senator Mohsin Leghari followed MNA Jafar Laghari in joining Tehreek-e-Insaf.

In April, eight lawmakers announced quitting the ruling PML-N and later joined the PTI.

Those deserting the ruling party included 6 MNAs and 2 MPAs, who announced to launch of a mass movement for making southern Punjab a separate province.

Of late, PML-N has suffered a number of defections, mostly to rival PTI.


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