BAP offers Senate ticket to ANP’s Sitara Ayaz
Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), an ally of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) at Centre, has offered Senate ticket to Senator Sitara Ayaz of Awami National Party (ANP) as the party has started approaching political figures for elections for the upper house of the parliament, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Monday.
Sitara Ayaz is currently a member of Senate who would retire in March after completing six years term.
Sources have told 24News that the senator has conveyed to BAP that she would take the decision after the consultations.
Similarly, the sources added, the party has also approached Shahjee Gul Afridi, a businessman from the erstwhile tribal areas, and offered him a ticket for the elections. Afridi also served as MNA during 2013-2018.
Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leaders, on February 1, had called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed with him matters pertaining to the Senate elections.
PML-Q delegation was represented by Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, Moonis Elahi and Tariq Bashir Cheema while Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pervez Khattak and Shafqat Mahmood from the government side were in attendance.
PM Imran had assured members of the PML-Q delegation that the government would take ‘its all allies on board’ before taking any step in connection with the Senate elections.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had announced on February 4 that it would announce the schedule for Senate elections, 2021 on February 11.