GUJRAT, March 23: Former federal minister and PPP leader Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar who has been looking for a suitable candidate for PP-110 (Kunjah) against PML-Q’s Chaudhry Moonis Elahi has decided to field Chaudhry Tahir Mahmood Warraich, a former naib nazim of Mungowal union council.

Warraich ditched the PML-Q and joined the PPP at a meeting here on Friday where Mukhtar formally nominated him as a PPP candidate for PP-110.

As the constituency is dominated by the Jutt clan, Mukhtar has been looking for a candidate from the same tribe.

Nasir Samman, the runner-up in the last general election, had left the PPP due to differences with Mr Mukhtar and joined the PTI around one and a half years ago.

Tahir Warraich is the nephew of Tariq Javed Warraich, a PPP nominee for PP-110 in 2002 general election. Tahir had supported Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi when his uncle Tariq Warraich had contested the elections. Senior PML-Q leader Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi won PP-110 for six consecutive terms from 1985 to 2002. His scion, Moonis Elahi, won it in the 2008 elections.

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