LAHORE – The Pakistan Democratic Party, known for leading political movements and creating alliances, considers Imran Khan’s agenda of change similar to the that of PDP’s  and is likely to merge with the PTI next month, TheNation has learnt.

PTI sources close to the information in this regard told this scribe on Wednesday that PDP, which was once led by towering personality like Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan and made headways in major political struggles, was expected to merge in the party next month.

PDP, which is now led by Nawabzada Mansoor Khan, son of Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan, had formed a committee under the command of party’s secretary general, Nawaz Gondal for working out modalities with PTI leadership for a merger last year, while PTI team was led by Shahid Zulfikar and Ahsan Rasheed.

Nawabzada Mansoor Khan finding the PTI programme of change similar to the PDP plans for the masses, had decided with the consent of the party leadership for constituting a committee last year to devise modalities regarding a merger with the PTI. Nawaz Gondal, secretary general PDP when contacted said that Punjab, Khyber Pukhtunkhawa and Balochistan chapters of the party were backing party’s merger into the PTI, while a meeting with Sindh chapter on the issue would be held soon to get their point of view on the merger.

He added that the PDP would announce its decision regarding the merger in the last week of this month. Earlier, a similar decision had also been made by the Tehrik-e-Istaqlal Party of Air Marshal (Retd) Asghar Khan. Meanwhile, former MPs and local leaders belonging to Lahore, Okara, Tandlianwala, Sialkot and Bahawalnagar have joined PTI during separate meetings with party leaders. Prominent among those who joined PTI include Durshawar Neelum, Fouzia Batool, Rai Shah Hussain Kharal, Mian Muhammad Yar Dahra, Mian Muhammad Asghar Jeevayka, Hameed Nasim Cheema and Jehangir Warraich.