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PTI to hold intra-party polls three days before general elections

Nomination papers will be received by Friday
Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf wave party flags as take part in a rally in his support in Karachi on April 10, 2022. AFP
Supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf wave party flags as take part in a rally in his support in Karachi on April 10, 2022. AFP

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has announced its decision to conduct intra-party elections on February 5, three days before the country opens its polling booths to over 128 million registered voters.

Nomination papers would be received by 8pm on February 2, according to the election schedule issued by intra-party polls chief election commissioner Raoof Hasan.

The decision comes after two weeks when the Supreme Court upheld the December 23 order of the Election Commission of Pakistan that nullified the intra-party elections of the PTI.

In reaction to the SC judgement, the party decided that its candidates would contest elections as independents. The party founded by Khan has been campaigning for their leaders on social media.

But it has also expressed concerns over the safety of its leaders in the wake of a blast near a party rally in Balochistan’s Sibi and the killing of Rehan Zeb Khan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Bajaur.

A resolution related to the above-mentioned decision was adopted in the general body meeting of the party on Wednesday.

The party would conduct the scrutiny of papers on February 2 and it would release the final list of candidates on February 3.

Moreover, the polling would be conducted on Monday from 10am to 4pm and the results would be announced on February 6.

Following are the names of election commissioners in provinces and Gilgit Baltistan

  • Qazi Muhammad Anwar – Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • Senate Waleed Iqbal – Punjab
  • Justice (retd) Noorul Haq Qureshi – Sindh
  • Muhammad Dawood Khan – Balochistan
  • Shah Nasir – Gilgit Baltistan

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