PTI MPA resigns over NA-249 ticket issue 

By: News Desk      Published: 08:50 PM, 19 Mar, 2021
PTI MPA resigns over NA-249 ticket issue 

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Sindh MPA Malik Shahzad Awan tendered his resignation in a protest against party decision of awarding ticket to Amjad Afridi for NA-249 by-election.

Awan, who elected MPA from PS-116 (Karachi West-V), said that he already wrote a letter to the prime minister about awarding ticket to the suitable candidate. 

“Afridi is a weak candidate because he could not even win the UC election. His past record shows that he is not eligible for this seat. He has also lost the MPA election in 2018. All eyes are on the NA-249 by-election and the PTI wants to win this seat at all cost,” Awan added.

Earlier on Friday, PTI awarded ticket to Amjad Afridi for NA-249 by-poll. The seat fell vacant after PTI leader Faisal Vawda resigned from the National Assembly after electing as Senator.