Former lawmaker and Awami Raj Party Chairman Jamshed Dasti have joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ahead of the general elections in Punjab. Dasti met with PTI Chairman Imran Khan at his residence in Zaman Park, Lahore, where he expressed his confidence in the party’s leadership and acknowledged PTI’s “Haqeeqi Azadi Movement” (real independence movement). The meeting between the two leaders focused on the current political situation and matters of mutual interest.
The PTI, in welcoming Dasti, emphasized the importance of renowned public representatives from South Punjab in the provincial political landscape. With the upcoming provincial elections, the political situation in Punjab is gradually evolving, and Dasti’s decision to join PTI is likely to have an impact on the political dynamics of the province.
Dasti’s move comes as a surprise as he was previously associated with Awami Raj Party, which he himself founded in 2016. However, his decision to join PTI is seen as a strategic move as he is considered a significant political figure in South Punjab, and his support could be vital for any party contesting the upcoming provincial elections. It is yet to be seen how his inclusion in PTI will affect the party’s electoral prospects in Punjab, but his joining the party is undoubtedly a significant development in the province’s political landscape