SIALKOT - Local PML-N leader Mian Abid Javaid, on Monday announced joining the PPP and withdrawal of his nomination papers from constituency (NA-111 Bajwat, Sialkot-II) in favour of Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan here.

He was addressing a press conference at Sialkot Press Club along with former federal minister and PPP candidate Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan.

Mian Abid Javaid who was PML-N NA-111 Bajwat President, said that he quit PML-N and joined the PPP along with his hundreds of the companions, alleging that the local leadership of PML-N had ignored him. He had submitted his nomination papers in constituency (NA-111 Bajwat, Sialkot-II) a few days ago. He also announced withdrawal of his nomination papers in favour of Dr Firdous, besides, assuring her of unconditional support, saying that the Dr Firdous had better capabilities to represent this area in a better way.

On this occasion, Dr Firdous said that now Mian Abid Javaid would be the PPP candidate from provincial assembly constituency (PP-121 Bajwat, Sialkot-I). She termed the joining of PPP by Mian Abid as the first drop of rain, saying that several other local leaders of PML-N would soon join PPP.