Pakistan Muslim League-Zia (PML-Z) leader Ijaz-ul-Haq on Sunday announced to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Aaj News reported.
Ijaz – the son of former president and army chief General Zia-ul-Haq – made the announcement after meeting PTI chairman Imran Khan at his residence in Zaman Park, Lahore.
Ijaz said that he has been with Imran Khan for a long time and now he has officially joined the party. He said that he will contest the upcoming elections on the PTI ticket.
Ijaz-ul-Haq joined politics after the death of his father in a plane crash in 1988.
He was a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan between 1990 and May 2008. He was most powerful during the government of Pakistan.
He was the minister of religious affairs and minorities in the government of General Pervez Musharraf from 2004 to 2007, after serving as the minister of labour, manpower and foreign affairs in the government of Nawaz Sharif from the 1990 to 1993.