Tug-of-war starts to get PTI tickets for Senate elections
A tug-of-war has started in the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf for getting a senate ticket of the ruling party, reported 24News HD TV channel Monday.
According to the TV channel, many Special Assistants to Prime Minister, Advisers and party leaders have started lobbying for getting a PTI ticket.
The PTI is in power in Centre as well as in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab and is expected to win 20 to 22 seats in the senate, making the PTI-ticket a hot entity for the Senate aspirants.
According to details, Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Amin Aslam, Abdul Razaq Daud and Babar Awan ar candidates for the Senate elections.
Saifullah Niazi, Ijaz Chaudhary, Arshad Daad and Dr Zarqa are also among the expected candidates from the PTI.
Mehmood Maulvi, Ashraf Qureshi, Dr Frirdous Ashiq Awan and Shahzad Akbar have also started lobbying for getting the PTI ticket while retiring Senators have also started efforts to get the PTI ticket again for their re-election in the Senate.
Many federal ministers are also trying to get tickets for their relatives while Federal Defence Minister and former KP chief minister Pervaiz Khattak is also actively pursuing the tickets for the Snetaotors from the KP.
The PTI parliamentary board will invite the applications for the Senate tickets and Prime Minister Imran Khan would give the final nod to the party candidates on the recommendations of the parliamentary board.
PTI Sindh invites applications for Senate elections amid split
As the tussle between Haleem Adil Sheikh and Firdous Shamim Naqvi for becoming the leader of the opposition in Sindh Assembly (SA) has intensified, the party heads have found out a way to bridge the divide, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Monday.
PTI Sindh has invited applications from its members aspiring to become senators.
According to sources, over 18 PTI members have so far submitted applications to the party leadership. Of these 18 members, six are women. The candidates have been told that Prime Minister Imran Khan will take the final decision in this regard.
PTI is hoping to get five senate seats from Sindh.