Quetta (HRNW): A leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F), Sardar Ubaid Tareen, jumped ship and joined ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Monday, Ubaid Tareen, who was a leader of a politico-religious party in Duki – Balochistan, has announced his departure from JUI-F and having joined hands with PTI. He made the announcement in presence of PTI Balochistan President Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind, who welcomed his inclusion in the political party. During the event, Rind condemned the terror attack in Quetta. The PTI leader said that the recent incident of terrorism in Quetta was quite sorrowful. He urged measures by the government to curb happening of such incidents. He added that war against terrorism was the name of a joint effort which would be fought by all segments of the country.
Earlier on February 23, a prominent politician Malik Zafar Raan had announced to join the ruling political party after meeting PM Imran Khan and expressed complete confidence over PTI’s top leadership and its vision. “Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has successfully ended occupation of two political parties [from national politics] and inculcated new thinking among people,” said Malik Zafar Raan. Raan criticised that previous rulers had adopted policy to neglect South Punjab, creating poverty, deprivation and backwardness among the locals belonging to the region.