MQM founding leader Saleem Shahzad joins PTI
*ISLAMABAD: Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)-London leader, Saleem Shahzad, has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Samaa reported Tuesday.*
PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry revealed this in a tweet.
— Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) January 9, 2018 <link>
Saleem Shahzad, who was a close aide of MQM founder Altaf Hussain, has yet to formally announce his joining.
In July last year, Shahzad said he may form his own political party <link>, claiming that it will be different from prevailing splinter groups of MQM.
In Feb 2017, he was arrested by police upon his arrival in Karachi from London ending a 24-year self-imposed exile.
Shahzad, a founding member of the MQM, was facing charges of providing treatment and shelter to alleged terrorists. He was released after four months.