Former Chief Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak, who faced a stunning defeat in the general elections on February 8, is now actively trying to join the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), The News reported on Wednesday.

Sources close to Parvez Khattak told The News that the former defence minister is thinking of joining the PPP even though he had announced that he would quit politics after his defeat.

Pervez Khattak had formed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Parliamentarians (PTI-P) after parting ways with former prime minister Imran Khan in the aftermath of the May 9 violence.

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