Imran’s ‘love child’ petitioner drops case, joins PTI

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Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party (PJDP) leader Abdul Wahab Baloch, who had been seeking Prime Minister Imran Khan’s disqualification, has decided to withdraw his petition and join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) after quitting his party, according to a report.

It was reported that Baloch had raised objections to Imran Khan’s nomination papers for ‘hiding’ his alleged love child before the elections and sought his disqualification on the same grounds.

According to the PTI’s central media department, “Abdul Wahab Baloch decided to join the PTI and announced the withdrawal of all the pending litigation against PM Khan,” adding that “other PJDP office-bearers have also parted ways with their party to join PTI”.

PM’s Special Assistant on Political Affairs Naeemul Haq welcomed the newcomers, according to the report.

Wahab, who was the general secretary of former chief justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry’s PJDP, contested the July 25 elections from the NA-53 (Islamabad) constituency which was won by Imran Khan and later retained by the PTI in by-poll.