Imran rakes in PML-Q heavyweights
ISLAMABAD - In a major setback to the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), sitting Minister of State Raza Hayat Hiraj is all set to join Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) today (Tuesday) with some heavyweights of the former Millat Party of Sardar Farooq Leghari including Sardar Awais Khan Leghari, Jamal Khan Leghari, Jaffer Khan Leghari and former MNA Mian Afzal Hayat would join the PTI in the next few days, Pakistan Today learnt on Monday. A well-placed source said Khan had finally made up his mind to sweep the remnants of the PML-Q and former colleagues of Gen Pervez Musharraf and a schedule for all those sitting and former MPs had been finalised. “Under the plan, Marvi Memon had to announce joining the PTI and had been promised the secretary information’s slot. However, she sought some time after coming to know that the same slot was to be offered to Dr Maleeha Lodhi, who is also set to join the PTI in a few days,” the source said, adding that now Marvi might join the PTI at the Karachi rally. The source said MNA Khawaja Khan Hoti would announce joining the PTI on Friday, while PML-Q chief of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter Ameer Muqam was also in talks for joining the PTI. “The political chessboard is almost ready and in the next few weeks, some other heavyweight politicians would also join Imran Khan and later politicians from Sindh would join the PTI from January,” added the source.