*ISLAMABAD - PML-N leader Rai Mansab decided on Saturday to quit the party after not being awarded an election ticket.*
The former MPA is likely to join the PPP and would contest the election from PP-219, Multan on the PPP’s ticket. He will formally announce his departure from the party in a press conference later in the day.
Mansab is not the first PML-N leader to quit the party over the issue of elections tickets. On Thursday, PML-N leader from Lahore Zaeem Qadri also parted ways with the party after the PML-N decided to field another candidate to contest the election from NA-133. Qadri will now contest the elections as an independent candidate from NA-133, Lahore.
Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar has also decided to contest elections as an independent candidate.