PESHAWAR: Preparations for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s intraparty polls are in full swing across the province. April 15 has been declared as the last date for member registration.
Six candidates are in the running for the post of provincial president including Shaukat Yousfzai, Ali Amin Gandapur, Khalid Masood Khan, Fazal Khan, Gul Sahib Khan and Hamida Shahid.
PTI Chief Election Commissioner Noman Wazir briefed coordinators on the procedure during his visit to the party’s provincial secretariat in Peshawar.
He shared 2.6 million members have registered with PTI so far. He added only those who registered by April 15 will be able to vote in the elections. Wazir said those members who joined after the said date would be able to vote in the next elections.
Wazir said elections for the seat of the chairperson will be held on the central level while presidents will be elected for the rest of the constituencies. Presidents will then have the authority to appoint people to the remaining portfolios such as senior vice president as well as general, finance and information secretaries.
The election commissioner said elections take place for around 800 seats throughout the country and results will be made public within an hour of the elections.
PTI Election Commission K-P Media Coordinator Sahibzada Hassain Khan said the final date for polls has not been decided yet.
He said after completion of the membership process, voter lists will be issued and the candidates finalised.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 12th, 2016.