Waseem Qadir, initially backed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) as an independent candidate, has declared his allegiance to the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N). The announcement came after Qadir’s recent victory as a Member of the National Assembly for the NA-121 Lahore-V constituency. The move underscores a notable shift in the political landscape and highlights the evolving dynamics within Pakistani politics.
During a pivotal meeting with Maryam Nawaz Sharif, the senior vice president of PML-N, in Lahore, Qadir articulated his unwavering confidence in the leadership of PML-N’s supremo, Nawaz Sharif. The discussions revolved around his alignment with PML-N and the mutual objectives for the betterment of his constituency and the nation at large.
Addressing the press in Lahore, Qadir shared that his decision to join PML-N stemmed from comprehensive deliberations with the community and his supporters. He emphasized the alignment of his vision with that of PML-N’s leadership, which ultimately guided his transition to the party.
Maryam Nawaz Sharif, expressing her contentment over Qadir’s inclusion in the party, extended a warm welcome to the new member. She lauded his decision, recognizing it as a testament to the trust and faith in the leadership and the party’s agenda for development and progress.
The switch brings in a lot of controversy as the constituents had rejected PMLN by not voting for the fielded candidate but Waseem Qadir has decided to switch allegiance, hence making a mockery of democracy.