Asmatullah, who was elected from PK-62, Kohistan as member of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, resigned from his seat and joined the PTI.
The former lawmaker said that he would fully support the PTI candidate in the by-election.
“I have joined the PTI for its pro-people policies,” he said.
PTI candidate Zargull will contest the by-election on the vacant seat.
The decision was announced a day after after a 300-member jirga from Kohistan met Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and appreciated his government’s policies.
“PTI family welcomes Moulana Sahib from Kohistan; Tabdeeli ka Caravaan heading towards conquering entire Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” a statement by the PTI said.
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