Ijaz ul Haq, the son of former military ruler Ziaul Haq, merged his obscure Pakistan Muslim League-Zia (PML-Z) party with Imran Khan’s on Sunday and joined the PTI.
In August 2002, the Pakistani Election Commission registered the PML-Z as a political party and gave it the “helicopter” symbol.
The PML-Z leader reportedly met Imran at his Zaman Park mansion in Lahore, where he also officially joined the PTI and merged his party with it, according to the PTI.
His PTI membership is one of several recent, notable additions to the party.
Sheikh Waqas Akram, a former federal minister and PML-N leader, joined the PTI on March 11.
With ten other former Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid MPAs, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, the former chief minister of Punjab, announced last month that he was joining the PTI.
Sardar Mumtaz Khan, the president of the PML-Rawalpindi N’s division, officially joined the PTI in January.