PTI vice-president Iftikhar Hussain Gilani joins PML-N
Lahore (Friday, October 26, 2012) – Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) former vice-president Syed Iftikhar Hussain Gilani has joined PML-N and made this announcement during his meeting with Nawaz Sharif in Raiwind on Friday.
Besides Nawaz Sharif, senior PML-N leaders, including Shahbaz Sharif, Sardar Mehtab, Pir Sabir Shah and Ameer Muqam were also present, when Iftikhar Gilani announced joining the party.
Former PPP law minister Iftikhar Gilani, belonging to Kohat. He started his political career in 1970 when he contested polls as an independent candidate from Kohat and, afterwards, he joined the PPP. He was made the federal law minister in the cabinet of Benazir Bhutto in 1988.
He joined PML-N in 1993 and was elected an MNA after defeating incumbent KPK governor Masood Kasur contesting elections the PPP ticket. He joined ANP during the end of Nawaz tenure. Afterwards, he joined the PML-Q. Quite recently, in 2010, he joined the PTI.
Another PTI leader and former MPA Iftikhar-ud-Din Khatak also announced joining the PML-N in the same meeting. Nawaz Sharif welcomed the entry of both these leaders in the party and stated that their joining the PML-N would strengthen the party in the KPK.