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PTI fields Asad Umar, Ayla Malik for Islamabad, Mianwali by-polls

Published Jul 01, 2013 10:38pm


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PTI supporters attend a party rally. – File Photo
PTI supporters attend a party rally. – File Photo

ISLAMABAD: The parliamentary board of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) has finalised the party’s electoral candidates for the upcoming by-polls to be held across the country on August 22.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan chaired the parliamentary board meeting held in Islamabad on Monday. PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi, President Javed Hashmi, Secretary General Pervez Khattak, Additional Secretary General Saifullah Khan Niazi, KP President Asad Qaisar and Punjab President Ijaz Chaudhry also attended the meeting.

Well placed sources in PTI told APP that the parliamentary board has decided to field senior party leaders Asad Umar and Ayla Malik as the party's candidates for the upcoming by-elections to be held in NA-48 Islamabad and NA-71 Mianwali.

Mianwali’s seat has been vacated by Imran Khan while NA-48 had been won by Javed Hashmi.

The PTI sources said that Noor Hayat Kalyar has been awarded the party ticket for NA-68 Sargodha while Liaquat Ranjha has been nominated for PP-118 Mandi Bahauddin.

The board also awarded tickets to Gul Bacha Khan for NA-1 Peshawar, Dr Imran Khattak for NA-5 Nowshera, Dawar Kundi for NA-24 Tank, Umar Farooq for PK-23 Mardan, Engineer Adil for PK-27 Mardan, and Malik Adnan for PK-70 Bannu.

The PTI would also support the brother of late Farid Khan from PK-42 Hangu.

Meanwhile, the PTI chief has constituted a review commission to conduct a comprehensive enquiry into the allegations of misconduct and malpractice/corruption during the ticket awarding process for candidates in Punjab.

The commission will also examine the candidate evaluation procedures and suggest ways and means to improve them. The review commission is also tasked to look into various causes which adversely affected the party’s performance during the general elections and make necessary recommendations in this respect.

The three-member commission will comprise of Tasneem Noorani as chairman while Maj Gen (Retd) Anis Bajwa and Ahmed Awais would be its members.


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AJ Jul 02, 2013 12:00am

Where does Fozia Qasuri stand in all this? Party workers are waiting to hear that she announces her coming back to the party and being named sec. general instead of Mr. Khatak who is an office bearer now.

Pakistan Tribune Jul 02, 2013 04:11am

Asad Umar is a good choice for NA-48

Irfan Jul 02, 2013 12:53pm

Waiting to see competent personalities like Asad Umar to be in the parliament.

Sadaqat Hussain Jul 02, 2013 02:07pm

Asad Umar is a great man.....I fully sport with you Good luck sir...

imtiaz shaheen Jul 02, 2013 05:08pm

Asad Umar is great choice of PTI, I am sure all supporters of Imran Khan will like him to win from NA 48. He is hero of the party deserve to be present in the NA of the country. I wish him success.

imtiaz shaheen Jul 02, 2013 05:16pm

I fully support Asad Umar for NA 48 as he is one of the hero of the PTI, he fully deserve to take seat in the National Assembly of Pakistan. I wish him success in his future endeavors.