KARACHI – Pakistan Mulim Leage Nawaz (PMLN) former leader Irfanullah Marwat is highly likely to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Marwat is the key runner for PS-114’s constituency in the by-election, scheduled to be held on July 9 this year.
On Saturday, a delegation of the PTI comprising provincial president Arif Alvi, deputy general secretary Imran Ismail and Haleem Adil Sheikh met Marwat at his residence, PakistanToday reported.
It was the fourth meeting between the PTI leaders and Marwat and this time they managed to convince him to support their party in the election.
The PS-114 constituency was won by Marwat on a PML-N ticket in the 2013 general elections.
Marwat’s victory, however, was declared void by the election tribunal in July 2014 after the runner-up, Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Rauf Siddiqui, challenged the result alleging that the polls were rigged.
On May 11 this year, the Supreme Court dismissed Marwat’s appeal against the election tribunal’s decision.