Okara: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) today invited Riazul Haq Juj to join the Imran Khan-led party, after he won NA-144 Okara by-election as an independent candidate.

The PTI leader Chaudhry Sarwar and Mahmoodur Rashid met the winning candidate in Okara today, at his residence. During the meeting, the PTI leaders congratulated him for winning the by-poll and invited him to join PTI. The winner of NA-144 said that he would take the decision, whether to join the PTI or not after consultation with his friends.

Riazul Haq secured 83240 votes in Sunday’s by-election in NA-144, while the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Ali Arif, remained runners up with 41050.

Earlier media reports said that Riazul Haq Juj has expressed his desire to join the ruling PML-N, as his ancestors were also supporters of this party. However, he regretted that despite his efforts and survey reports in his favor, he was never awarded the party ticket by the PML-N.

Riazul Haq admitted that the PTI and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) played a key role in his success in NA-144 Okara by-election. but yet he desires to join the PML-N. He however said that he would take the final decision about joining the either party after consulting with his friends.