Former Speaker of National Assembly, Fakhar Imam. — File Photo

LAHORE: Former National Assembly speaker, Fakhar Imam, on Saturday announced to join Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N), DawnNews reported.

Imam made the announcement after a meeting with PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif at Lahore residence and expressed confidence in Nawaz’s leadership

Imam was the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly from 1985 to 1986. He was also the National Assembly speaker from 1986 to 1988.

His wife, Syeda Abida Hussain, joined Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in 2006, while their daughter, Syeda Sughra Imam, is a member of the Senate.

The politician husband and wife had previously quit the PML-N for Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) and had later joined the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

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Adil Jadoon
March 23, 2013 7:17 am
Mustafa Razavi
March 23, 2013 7:20 am
Fakhar Imam has changed his Imam.
March 23, 2013 7:23 am
Opportunist. They will go to any party that is expected to win, so they can suck the remaining blood out of the poor. Very unfortunate that we have these people running the government
March 23, 2013 7:58 am
Please join MQM, ANP, PTI, JUI(F) also so that you can carry flags of all politicial parties of Pakistan. Shameful to change political parties so many times.
March 23, 2013 9:00 am
Mother of all lotas. PPP then PML then PPP now PML, please for God's sake give this feudal a seat.
Jamshed Khan
March 23, 2013 9:15 am
A bunch of lottas, from one loo to another. Congratulations.
shahid zia
March 23, 2013 10:01 am
he is a well repacted politicion with baggage (wife) thay are so desperate for power that he can jump in to ocean to get taste of it, last five years were dry, first rejacted by voters n then by ppp.i hope this power dry period continue for this tender loving, greedy couple
March 23, 2013 10:08 am
lota family
Gerry D'Cunha
March 23, 2013 11:13 am
both husband and wife are 'lotas' where it suits them financially, they will join an rejoin - shame on them
March 23, 2013 12:08 pm
It seems that the country is heading for another wadera dominated government, so the misery of the common people will unfortunately continue.
March 23, 2013 12:50 pm
How very true, shame on them and shame on us who elect them!!
March 23, 2013 1:54 pm
Expert lota.
March 23, 2013 3:05 pm
How can the whole family be in Parliament. This is feudalism not democracy. Hope these elections will keep people like these out of Parliament. These people will only repeat what they have been doing in past and not change anything. Poor will get poorer and rich will get richer if they come again. Wake up Pakistan.
Khawar Butt
March 23, 2013 5:59 pm
chartay suraj ki pooja
I. Ahmed
March 23, 2013 7:09 pm
Well he is not the only opportunist. Like there is a season of lawn clothing products and then sale after the season ends, these are political sale time in Pakistan. So the sale time is on keep watching ‘these spaces in Dawn’!!!! And why unfortunate? Such feelings are for those who have self-respect, humility and integrity. The politicians of Pakistan have none of the three. They believe only in fortune, there is no time ‘unfortune’ in their life.
March 23, 2013 7:49 pm
This is another turn coat. This is the same guy who did not pay electric bill for his tube well. Shame on him
March 23, 2013 7:51 pm
You are very right
Dr. DM Afridi
March 23, 2013 7:51 pm
To the people of Pakistan: Vote all these crooks once again so that they may finally snatch your last morsel out of your mouth, tear your remaining pieces of clothes, and through you out of your huts.
March 23, 2013 7:55 pm
These kind of turn coats should be trashed by people and best way is ,if they are given by the new party.they must not be re elected. New party is at fault too, to accept them.
Hyder Husain
March 23, 2013 9:42 pm
Hoping that PPP has little chance of success in Punjab, he has decided to join PML N. Its time to get rid of such scruplous lotas
K A Khan
March 24, 2013 1:59 am
Fakhar has always personally been very honest and upright, so in my opinion he may have quit due rampant corruption groundswell within PPP / PPPP in his tenure
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