PML-N top leader Zafarullah Jamali joins PTI

PML-N top leader Zafarullah Jamali joins PTI

QUETTA: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) faced a big setback in Balochistan as former prime minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali has decided to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

Jamali called PTI provincial president Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind, and announced his intention to join the party along with his companions. Rind appreciated the services of Jamali for the nation, and agreed hold a meeting soon.

Jamali had parted way with the PML-N after differences with the party over confrontation with the national institutions. He resigned from the National Assembly on May 18 just weeks before the government completed its tenure.

Despite being a senior member of the PML-N, he had been openly criticising the government and its policies for a while. He strongly criticised the tax amnesty scheme and some of the other initiatives taken by the PML-N government. He also raised strong objections to amendments in Khatam-e-Nabuwat clauses.

The veteran politician launched his political career in the 1970s from Balochistan. He has also served as chief minister of Balochistan during the late 80s and 90s. He was associated with the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) during the military rule of Pervez Musharraf.