PTI ‘favourite candidates’ for AJK president, PM polls 

By: News Desk
Published: 11:30 PM, 29 Jul, 2021
PTI ‘favourite candidates’ for AJK president, PM polls 
Caption: Barrister Sultan Mehmood and Khawaja Farooq. 
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PTI leader Barrister Sultan Mehmood is likely to be the ruling party nominee for the slot of AJK president, 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Thursday.

According to sources, Khawaja Farooq is deemed as the favourite PTI candidate for premiership in AJK. However, the ruling party head, Prime Minister Imran Khan, will seal their fate and formal announcement of nominees will follow .

However, the final decision of the AJK PM Prime Minister will be taken by Prime Minister Imran Khan and to be formally announced after his approval.

It is reported that the election of speaker and deputy speaker will be held on August 3 while the election of prime minister will be held on August 4.

Sources say Barrister Sultan sought the help of important personalities to persuade Rana Tanveer Ilyas to convince him for the post of the AJK president.

They added the deadlock persisted despite so far efforts by the Barrister Sultan Mehmood. Party sources have confirmed that if no deal is sealed between the two in a day or two, the premier will choose a name between Azhar Sadiq and Khawaja Farooq for the next prime minister of AJK.