Former federal minister Sikandar Bosan left the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) to join the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) on Tuesday, reported Express News.
Bosan announced joining the party during a press conference and said that he will contest elections from a PML-N ticket in Multan.
Earlier, disgruntled PTI leaders had said that a controversy arose on the ticket issue when the PTI parliamentary board failed to finalise a list of some 850 contesting candidates scheduled to be fielded across the country for the May 11 elections.
Several PTI leaders, including Bosan, were reportedly trying their luck as independent candidates.
Sources had said that the PML-N had reserved the NA-151 seat for Bosan after the reports emerged.
Other leaders who have recently joined the PML-N are former Pakistan Peoples Party leader Nawabzada Lashkari Raisani, PML-Quaid MNA Sheikh Waqas Akram, Suba Hazara Tehrik (SHT) chief Sardar Muhammad Yousaf, PPP leader Dost Mohammad Khan and former diplomat BA Malik.