PTI continue to take u-turns on the issue of awarding party tickets in different constituencies. PTI haven’t really recovered from the chaos it faced in last couple of weeks on awarding the party tickets. There is a serious flaw in the whole process of picking candidates.
PTI has withdrawn two tickets issued to the Nazeer Jutt family in Burewala tehsil of Vehari district. PTI first issued the ticket to Nazeer Jut’s daughter Ayesha Nazeer Jutt in NA-162 but later withdraw the ticket. PTI also withdraw the provincial assembly ticket issued to the family. Now the Nazeer Jut family is contesting two national and one provincial assembly seats in the district. This family enjoys considerable support in the area and can badly affect the vote bank of PTI.
Similarly, the party withdrawn the tickets issued to its candidates in Gujrat district.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has withdrawn party tickets from two Gujrat candidates. The names of former Gujrat district president Chaudhry Ilayas and Muhammad Zubair are missing from the final list issued by the party for the General Election 2018. Chaudhry Ilayas had been issued a ticket by the party for NA-71 Gujrat constituency while Muhammad Zubair was to contest from PP-28.
PTI has already made seat adjustment with PML-Q on two national assembly and four provincial assembly seats in Gujrat. This move might also be the part of this seat adjustment.
Same thing happened in Kamalia tehsil of Toba Tek Singh district where party first awarded the ticket to Haider Ali Khan Kharal and ignored Riaz Fityana and his wife. But in the final list, PTI withdraw the ticket from Haider Kharal and awarded it to Riaz Fityana and his wife.
Party tickets have also been changed in Gujranwala, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Multan, Lahore and Attock districts.
But the most interesting episode took place on the ticket of former federal minister Sikandar Hayat Bosan in Multan. He was awarded party ticket for couple of hours but withdrawn after just few hours. Bosan joined the PTI just couple of weeks ago after serving five years in the federal cabinet of PML-N government. PTI workers refused to accept him as candidate and organised 5 days long sit-in in front of Imran Khan’s Banigala residence.
Bosan had been awarded a ticket to contest the upcoming general election from NA-154 Multan constituency. However, several party workers from the constituency protested against the party’s decision to award a ticket to the former minister, who joined the PTI only last month when the party he was last with, PML-N, completed its five-year term.
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17 July, 2019