PTI to pitch Dr Amir Liaqat against MQM P Chief Farooq Sattar in Karachi elections
KARACHI – Dr Amir Liaquat has joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). He is likely to be pitched against MQM Chief Farooq Sattar.
The development was confirmed by PTI leader Imran Ismail on Saturday.
Ismail said that he had sought Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s permission to offer Dr Liaquat again to join PTI, the last time he visited Karachi and was granted.
He said that the television personality is known across Pakistan and has a fan following, particularly in Karachi and is going to be a good addition for the political organisation.
PTI leader said that Imran Khan is to pay a two-day visit to Karachi starting from Sunday which is when Dr Liaquat’s joining would formally be announced.
Dr Amir Liaquat was earlier associated with Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQMP) and had quit the party as well as politics in the aftermath of an anti-Pakistan tirade tirade delivered by founder of the organisation.
He was detained by Pakistan Rangers in Karachi in the following months of anti-Pakistan speech within hours of which he quit MQMP.