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QWP lawmaker joins Jamaat.

MANSEHRA -- Qaumi Watan Party MPA Mohammad Ibrar Tanoli on Monday joined the Jamaat-i-Islami rejecting the requests of the PTI and PML-N to join them.

'The Supreme Court has declared Jamaat-i-Islami chief Sirajul Haq sadiq (truthful) and ameen (righteous) and therefore, I opted to join his party declining offers from the PTI and PML-N,' he told a public meeting in Gujrain area here.

Provincial JI emir Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, local government minister Inayatullah Khan and other party leaders also spoke on the occasion.

Ibrar Tanoli, who represents Tanawal area in the provincial assembly, said he would strive to strengthen the party in Hazara division.

He said he had an opportunity to work with JI chief Sirajul Haq as a cabinet member and found him to be a pious and simple man and therefore, he decided to become part of his party along with voters and supporters.

The MPA was sacked as the forest minister by the chief minister in early days of the current government on corruption charges but the allegations couldn't be established.

Local government minister Inayatullah Khan said the people of the province were sick of the outdated politics and preferred the Jamaat-i-Islami to the parties believing in political stereotypes.

'We (JI) are hopeful that we'll install own government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after sweeping the upcoming general elections,' he said.

Provincial JI emir Mushtaq Ahmad Khan said his party was striving for the enforcement of Islamic laws and end to corruption in the country.

'I welcome Mr Tanoli in our party as he wants to serve the people. We have already been serving the people through the Al-Khidmat Foundation and other charity organisations in the party,' he said. Many local government representatives and local elders also announced the joining of the JI on the occasion.

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