Air Marshal (retd) Asghar Khan to join PTI
12 December, 2011
ISLAMABAD: Veteran politician Air Marshal (retd) Asghar Khan will join Imran Khan at an event at his residence on Monday.
In a special show to be arranged, the former air chief and founder of the Tehrik Istiqlal will announce his unconditional support for the PTI and will initiate steps to merge the TI with PTI. Imran Khan is presently travelling but is expected to fly back to Islamabad where Shah Mahmood Qureshi is also expected to be present.
There were a lot of reports that Imran was overseas, either in London or even Washington but none of these reports could be confirmed. A PTI source however said he would be present at Asghar Khan's house when the senior politician announces support for the PTI.
Asghar Khan has remained a respected politician and has always taken up the right causes but could not make his party into a popular force and could not enter parliament through any election, though he contested some in Hazara, his home district.
But he still is a name people trust and his support to Imran Khan will further boost the party's image and credentials. Sources said Asghar Khan will also make a renewed demand to the Supreme Court to immediately take up his pending petition against PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan will support it.