PM Sharif, Imran congratulate Okara winner

OKARA: Riaz aul Haq, the winning candidate of NA-144 by-election, today contacted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in what appears to be his intention to join the ruling party.


According to reports, Prime Minister Sharif greeted Riaz ul Haq for his victory in the by-election.

Haq, an independent candidate, defeated all major parties, including PML-N, PTI and PPP in the election.

“PML-N runs in my blood,” he said.

To a question, he denied that he was made any offer by PTI leader Imran Khan to join his party.

“I am thankful to Khan for his call, but I have made no decision to join any part at this stage,” he said.

Earlier, Imran Khan phoned Haq and felicitated him for his victory.