Pakistan Sunni Tehreek (PST) district president Muhammad Ijaz Qadri announced his party’s support for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s candidates for Elections 2018 in the district Sahiwal.
Talking to the media in the presence of PTI candidates Chaudhry Nouraz Shakoor (NA-147) and Shaikh Muhammad Chohan (PP-197), Mr Qadri said the decision was taken by the PST central leadership.
He criticised the PML-N governments policies and performance during the last 10 years.
He said that by awarding death sentence to Mumtaz Qadri, the killer of Punjab governor Salman Taseer, attempting to amend the oath of public representatives and showing a “soft corner” for India, the PML-N government had hurt sentiments of millions of Muslims.
He also rapped Nawaz for remaining silent on the arrest of RAW agent Kulbhoshan and supporting trade relations with New Delhi, saying such gestures would not be tolerated by religious political parties.
“It is in this background that the PST decided to support the PTI candidates,” he said.
During the press conference, a former PML-N traders wing activist, Rao Ashfaq Ahmed, and PPP activist Khalid Mahmood Chogata also announced joining the PTI.