Not After NA Seat Or Ministry: Ali Muhammad Khan On Not Getting PTI Ticket


Not after NA seat or Ministry: Ali Muhammad Khan on not getting PTI ticket

The list issued by PTI did not include Ali Muhammad Khan, Shaukat Yousafzai and Shehryar Afridi.

Islamabad (Pakistan Point News – 9th June, 2018) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ali Muhammad Khan has said that he is not in the party for a National Assembly seat or a ministry.

Responding to a question by renowned journalist Arif Nizami on a tv program, the PTI leader said that I am an active member of the party and am a part of this movement.

When we are a part of a movement, we have to follow our leader, he said.

“For now, I have not received any reports that I am not getting a ticket but I completely trust my leader and expect him to award me ticket. I was amazed that an English newspaper considered me important enough that it published columns on me for two days,” he added.

The PTI issued lists of its contesting candidates for national assembly and provincial assemblies seats for the upcoming general election last night.

The PTI apparently did not award tickets to its members Ali Muhammad Khan, Shaukat Yousafzai and Shehryar Afridi.

According to the PTI central media cell statement issued yesterday, some 173 candidates were finalized for seats of the National Assembly while 290 candidates for provincial assemblies.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan will contest election on five seats of National Assembly including Islamabad (NA-53), Bannu (NA-35), Karachi (NA-243), Mianwali (NA-95) and Lahore (NA-131).

For Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, party tickets to 81 candidates for various Constituencies had been issued so far while in Punjab, tickets for 165 constituencies had been issued.

Similarly, Names of 21 candidates had been announced for 21 constituencies of Sindh and 23 forBalochistan assemblies so far.

PTI Central leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi will contest election from NA-156 (Multan), Fawad Chaudhary from NA-67 (Jhelum), Pervaiz Khattak NA-25 (Nowshera), Murad Saeed NA-4 (Swat), Abdul Aleem Khan NA-129 (Lahore), Dr Yasmeen Rashid NA-125 (Lahore), Ejaz Chaudhary NA-133 (Lahore), Shafqat Mehmood NA-130 (Lahore), Usman Dar NA-73 (Sialkot) while Ghulam Sawar Khan will be field from two constituencies of Rawalpindi (NA-59 and NA-63) in the coming general election.

PTI did not even award tickets to its members who got a huge number of votes in the previous elections, including Hamid Khan who contested against PMLN’s Saad Rafique from NA-125.

Upon a reaction from the PTI leaders who were not awarded election tickets, the PTI chairman issued a statement saying that awarding tickets to the electables was an important yet difficult task. We received 4500 applications. It was not possible to entertain them all. The party took decisions with much hard work and honesty. He said that those who did not get tickets, I request them to keep going with me.

Mahnoor Sheikh

The writer is News Editor, Pakistan Point. She has graduated in Mass Communication and has worked in various media houses