ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Asad Umar announced on Tuesday July 17 that the founder of banned Harkat-ul Mujahideen Maulana Fazlur Rehman Khalil had joined Imran Khan and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party, according to Pakistan’s leading The News english language newspaper.
The news was publicized on the official Facebook page of the NA-54 aspirant in Islamabad, according to the paper, stating that the current leader of Ansar-ul-Umma and numerous of his allies and clerics have pledged their support for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
“Maulana Fazlur Rehman Khalil along with his several companions and scholars has announced his support for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf,” read the statement. The declaration was made during the presence of the PTI leader.
The social media post also conveyed Khalil’s intentions to “stay committed in ensuring that Pakistan takes the necessary steps required to turn the country into an Islamic democratic state.”