QUETTA - Disgruntled Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) local leader Samiul Hameed Hashmi announced to leave the party and formally joined arch-rival Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on Friday. Samiul Hameed Hashmi formally announced to join PML-N following severe differences with previous political party. Hashmi said PML-N was the only political party truly running projects for the welfare of Pakistanis.

N MPA LOSES SEAT OVER UNVERIFIED VOTES: An election tribunal on Friday disqualified MPA Akbar Askani over non-verification of votes.Askani was elected on PML-N ticket from PB-50. Kech. Justice Hashim Khan Tribunal disqualified the MPA and ordered repolling on the provincial assembly seat.

Akram Dashti of the ruling National Party had challenged the Askani's victory.