ISLAMABAD: Former MNA from Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan, Rashid Godil, joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Sunday during a meeting with PTI Chairperson Imran Khan.
This is the first former MQM(P) lawmaker who has joined PTI, as many were defecting to Pak-Sir Zameen Party.
In a statement issued on the same day, Imran said they were glad to have someone from Karachi join the party as they wanted to bring change in the city.
He added Karachi is the financial hub of Pakistan, which was “not prospering”.
After announcing his defection, Godil spoke to the media saying no decision on constituencies was made during his meeting with Imran. “Have [only] joined PTI today.”
Earlier, in 2017, Godil decided to “maintain distance” from politics and will not contest next elections owing to security concerns.