ISLAMABAD: Former Federal Minister PPP Imtiaz Safdar Waraich has formally announced to join Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) in a press conference at Bani Gala on Friday.

Chairman PTI Imran Khan has welcomed stalwart politician Imtiaz Safdar Waraich’s decision and stated that his inclusion will strengthen it in Gujranwala division.

It is vital to mention here that Warraich's inclusion into the PTI is the fourth major jolt to the PPP’s Gujranwala division, home of the party’s central Punjab president Qamar Zaman Kaira.

Earlier, party stalwarts Nazar Muhammad Gondal from Mandi Bahauddin, Nawabzada Ghazanfar Ali Gul from Gujrat and Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan from Sialkot have bid adieu to the PPP.

Imtiaz Safdar Warraich was among the PPP’s senior members and is regarded as a veteran politician and a party stalwart.