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LAHORE, May 22: Parliamentary ranks of the PML-N further swelled on Wednesday when 43 independent legislators-elect joined it, according to the affidavits the entrants submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

An ECP notification said 12 members-elect of the National Assembly and 31 of the Punjab Assembly had submitted the affidavits.

The MNAs-elect are Sardar Awais Khan Leghari (NA-173), Mohammad Raza Hayat Hiraj (NA-156), Mohammad Afzal Khan (NA-74), Sahibzada Mohammad Nazir Sultan (NA-90), Najaf Abbas Sial (NA-91), Mohammad Ijaz Ahmed (NA-108), Mohammad Saddique Khan Baloch (NA-154), Abdur Rehman Khan Kanju (NA-155), Tahir Iqbal Chaudhry (NA-169), Ashiq Hussain Khan (NA-180), Syed Mohammad Asghar (NA-188) and Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar (NA-194).

The 31 MPAs-elect are Faisal Farooq Cheema of PP-35, Sardar Bahadar Khan Maikan ((PP-38), Ameer Mohammad Khan (PP-47), Ghazanfar Abbas Chheena (PP-49), Amir Inayat Khan (PP-50), Rai Usman Khan (PP-56), Naseem Ullah Gill (PP-61), Zafar Iqbal Nagra (PP-64), Khurram Abbas Sial (PP-71), Mohammad Aun Abbas (PP-83), Ali Asghar Manda (PP-165), Tariq Mehmood Bajwa (PP-170), Mohammad Amer Iqbal Shah (PP-207), Pirzada Mohammad Jehangir Sultan ((PP-208), Malik Sajjad Hussain Joyia (PP-209), Mohammad Siddique Khan Baloch (PP-210), Mohammad Akbar Hayat Harraj (PP-212), Mohammad Yusuf Kaselya (PP-232), Naeem Akhtar Bhabha (PP-237), Javed Akhtar (PP-242), Syed Abdul Aleem (PP-244), Sardar Jamal Khan Leghari (PP-245), Mohammad Zishan Gurmani (PP-252), Ghulam Murtaza Rahi Khar (PP-253), Alamdar Abbas Quraishi (PP-255), Mohammad Sibtain Raza (PP-260), Aamir Talal Khan (PP-261), Chaudhry Ishfaq Ahmed (PP-266), Mohammad Nawaz Khan (PP-288), Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar (PP-289) and Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bukht (PP-291).