OKARA – Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) election drive in Punjab suffered a major blow as influential Wattoo family parted ways with Bilawal-led party and joined ranks of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
As per details acquired, PTI has issued tickets to Khurram Wattoo and Robina Shaheen to contest elections from NA-186 for seat in lower house of parliament and PP-185 for seat in Punjab Assembly respectively.
Sources privy to Wattoo family told our correspondent that Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo will contest elections under independent capacity from NA-144 and in an apparent seat adjustment, PTI will not field candidate in the aforementioned constituency.
On the other hand, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has forwarded lists of election symbols to returning officers (ROs). Sources say the electoral body has forwarded two lists, one bearing as much as 107 symbols for political outfits whereas other bearing as much as 225 symbols for independent candidates.