OUR STAFF REPORTER TOBA TEK SINGH - The PPP officer bearers and lawyers of Gojra on Saturday night joined the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf during a public gathering held in Imamia Colony, Gojra here. Addressing the gathering, PPP city president Haji Mahboob Ashraf Chitta and general secretary Rana Nasrullah Khan said that the party workers had been disappointed due to 'ugly role of President Zardari. They said that the president had destroyed the party under a plan and now people were openly opposing the PPP due to its failure to control unemployment, price hike and loadshedding of gas and electricity. The Peoples Lawyers Forum President Advocate Basharat Ali Goraya and three senior lawyers Nasir Iqbal Kohja, Ijaz Akhtar and Mushtaq Ahmad also announced to join the PTI. The meeting was also addressed by PTI Divisional President Tariq Chaudry, Advocate Javed Niaz Manj and Shahbaz Kassana. Meanwhile, PTI Central Leader Ghiasuddin Janbaz welcomed the scores of PPP office bearers and activists into PTI and said every PPP worker who sacrificed for the cause of poor people should come forward to join PTI which what he claimed would bring a welfare system after coming into power. When contacted, a PPP spokesman claimed that those who joined the PTI were not present PPP office bearers and in fact they were former office bearers of the party. BAITUL MAAL MEETING: The District Baitul Maal Committee meeting decided to award Rs 666,000 to 117 deserving persons as financial assistance, It was presided over by Chairman Muhammad Islam in Social Welfare Department office. It decided that Rs 195,000 would be given to 12 girls for their dowry and Rs 90,000 for three students of the district as scholarship.