Two Ex-MNAs from Punjab rejoin PML-N

From Abid Usman

LAHORE: The two former MNAs from Sarai Alamgir who deserted the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz have rejoined it on Sunday.
Haneef Awan and Jameel Awan held a meeting with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif under the leadership of Abid Raza Kotla. During the meeting, the duo announced to join the PML-N. Reportedly, Kotla played a vital role in bringing the estranged politicians back to the PML-N fold.
Haneef and Jameel left the party when they could not get the PML-N ticket during the elections. Prime Minister Shehbaz welcomed the former MNAs and congratulated them on their rejoining the party.
Saturday, Former PML-N lawmaker Pir Aminul Hasnat Shah — a renowned political figure in Central Punjab — had joined the PTI.
The development was made public in a press conference by PTI leaders Asad Umar, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Fawad Chaudhry and Hasnat in Sargodha’s Bhera city.
While announcing his decision to switch allegiances, Hasnat said that over the years “a number of reasons kept coming up [to leave PML-N] and then a few things came to light”.
He went on to say that Qureshi was a highly respected person in his family. “We always look up to him as the head of the family.” “I pray that my upcoming journey of life and politics will be spent in a good manner so that no one has any complaints when [I’m] going,” he added.
Meanwhile, introducing the new party member, Qureshi said that he shared “spiritual and cordial” relations with Hasnat’s family for a long period of time. “He has both the political and religious experience that adds to the list of his services for the country,” he added.