Sheikh Waqas Akram joins PTI
Former federal minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Sheikh Waqas Akram along with his supporters has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), ARY News reported on Saturday.
Sheikh Waqas, who has served as federal minister during the tenure of PML-N government from 2013-18, met with PTI Chairman Imran Khan and joined PTI along with his companions.
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The former premier extended a warm welcome to the former minister on joining PTI.
In June 22, Sheikh Waqas Akram announced his support for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidates in the Jhang by-elections.
The by-elections were held in Jhang on the constituencies PP-125 and PP-127.
In 2018 general elections, Akram contested for NA-115 Jhang seat as independent candidate but remained unsuccessful. He lost to PTI candidate Ghulam Bibi Bharwana.
Waqas Akram s father Sheikh Muhammad Akram had won the 2013 election from the platform of the PML-N.
The father and son duo remained loyal to the PML-N and Waqas was considered very close to the PML-N leadership.