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Dissatisfied with PTI- Fakhar Laleka joins PPP

MALAKWAL: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fakhar Umer Hayat Laleka, who was PTI member since 2014, left PTI on Tuesday for not getting a ticket for NA-68 (Mandi Bahauddin-II) against former PPP leader Nazar Mohammad Gondal, who is now the PTI candidate in the constituency.

Laleka wanted to get the ticket from NA-86, since his late father Umer Hayat Laleka was elected as MNA in 1988 on the ticket of IJI. But when former PPP federal minister Nazar M Gondal joined the PTI and got the ticket from NA-86, Laleka was asked to contest from the PP-67.

Therefore, Laleka rejected the party offer and left the party in protest. Fakhar Laleka met PPP Punjab president Qamar Zaman Kaira along with the PPP district leadership and announced join PPP on Tuesday.

Pakistan People’s Party has declared him as candidate from NA-86. These are some of the after effects of the angry members of PTI, who are fierce on the unjustified allotment of party tickets, without any merit basis.

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He told, he had worked a lot for the PTI in district Mandi Bahauddin and the party leadership had also promised him of awarding ticket from the NA-86 constituency but never fulfilled it.

He said he left the party in protest. “I will contest the election against the PTI and the PML-N from NA 86,” he added.

The joining of Fakhar Laleka is being called as a foremost accomplishment by PPP, as it will give a tough time to Nazar Gondal, who is already up against PML-N’s former MNA Nasir Iqbal Bosal.

Dewan Shamim had also applied for the ticket from NA-86, also he will accept the party’s decision in NA-86.

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