Former UC nazim Nawan Lahore and runner-up candidate in PP-84 in 2013 general elections, Azhar Abbas Chattha announced joining Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) in the presence of PAT Chief Allama Dr Tahirul Qadri at a reception hosted in Dr Qadri’s honour here on Tuesday.

On the occasion, Allama Tahirul Qadri welcomed him in the PAT and stated that the party’s Faisalabad public meeting had set a new record of attendance of the public and people were joining PAT in large number after its announcement to contest next general elections. Some other politicians of Nawan Lahore area including Shahid Samra, Rai Mansab Dad Kalia, Tajammal Hussain Gill, Mehr Aslam Bharwana, Ikhtiar Ahmad Sipra and Noor Hussain Paroya also announced joining PAT. Earlier when Qadri reached Nawan Lahore en route to his hometown Jhang from Faisalabad he was warmly welcomed by people and was brought in a big procession to the reception venue.