LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf s (PTI) candidate from PP-146 Saddam Athar on Thursday announced to withdraw in favour of Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP) President Abdul Aleem Khan, ARY News reported.
Saddam Athar, the PTI aspirant from PP-146, reached the IPP office where he officially announced to quit the PTI and joining the IPP. Saddam Athar was presented IPP muffler by the party s central leader Shoaib Siddiqui.
Abdul Aleem Khan has already managed to get support of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) from NA-117.
Saddam Athar said that Abdul Aleem Khan possesses constructive thinking and he has full confidence in the leadership of Patron-in-Chief Jahangir Khan Tareen and President Abdul Aleem Khan.
It is pertinent to mention here that Mian Junaid Zulfikar from PP-145 also met Abdul Aleem Khan on Wednesday.
Earlier, PML-N decided to withdraw its candidate in favour of Aleem Khan for the general election 2024
According to sources, PML-N decided to withdraw the candidate from NA-117 Lahore as they struck seat adjustment on another National assembly seat with IPP.
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Sources said that the IPP president will contest elections from NA-117 whereas withdrew his nomination papers from NA-119 and decided not to contest elections against PML-N chief organiser Maryam Nawaz.