ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmaker in the National Assembly from Mandi Bahauddin Muhammad Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry has announced to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
Ijaz Chaudhry made the announcement on Saturday after the PTI Chairman Imran Khan and other party leaders went to his residence in Islamabad and held a meeting.
Earlier, he tendered his resignation from the seat in the National Assembly.
Talking to media, Ijaz Chaudhry said that he had objections and reservations over PML-N’s policies and said that N-League was unable to steer Pakistan out of crisis.
Chaudhry said that Mandi Bahauddin faced the worst catastrophic flood and that he was not being able to deliver and meet the expectations of the people of his district. He said that people of Mandi Bahauddin expect to be given rights equal to Lahore.
In addition, he vowed to put all his efforts for country’s progress adhering to the vision of the PTI.
Ijaz Chaudhry won his seat from NA-108 of Mandi Bahauddin as an independent candidate in general elections in 2013, and later he joined the PML-N.
On the other hand, the former law minster in Punjab Rana Sanaullah said that Ijaz Chaudhry’s departure does not affect the PML-N, accusing him of holding phony degree adding that he left the PML-N because it did not secure him in regard to his fake degree.