Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) appointed on Wednesday Fawad Chaudhry as a party spokesperson.
"It is hereby notified that Fawad Hussain is appointed as the party spokesperson," said the notification issued by PTI's Secretary General Jahangir Tareen.
اسلام آباد: فواہد چوہدری کو تحریک انصاف کا ترجمان نامزد کر دیا گیا، جہانگیر ترین@JahangirKTareen— PTI (@PTIofficial) November 23, 2016
However, according to Naeemul Haque, there is “no change in my position as central information secretary or chief spokesperson of the party. Welcome Fawad Ch as a spokesperson of PTI”.
No change in my position as Central information Secretary or Chief Spokesperson of the party. Welcome Fawad Ch as a spokesperson of PTI .— Naeem ul Haque (@naeemul_haque) November 23, 2016
Earlier, Tareen was quoted by PTI, saying both Haq and Chaudhry will jointly run the party's information department.
سیکرٹری انفارمیشن نعیم الحق اپنی عہدے پر برقرار رہیں گے، جہانگیر ترین@JahangirKTareen— PTI (@PTIofficial) November 23, 2016
نعیم الحق اور فواد چوہدری ایک ساتھ پارٹی کا محکمہ اطلاعات چلائیں گے، جہانگیر ترین@JahangirKTareen— PTI (@PTIofficial) November 23, 2016
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Party chairperson Imran Khan also confirmed the development, saying the party has "a team of PTI spokespersons to represent us on TV".
Naeem ul Haq remains PTI's Central Info Secretary & main spokesperson. In addition we have a team of PTI spokespersons to represent us on TV— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) November 23, 2016
The announcement came just a day after Imran picked veteran lawyer Naeem Bokhari to lead a team of party’s lawyers in the ongoing Panamagate hearing in Supreme Court. Bokhari was appointed as Hamid Khan — PTI’s lead lawyer — disassociated himself from the case, citing media pressure.
Chaudhry contested NA-63 Jhelum by-elections on a PTI ticket but lost to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz candidate. He has previously been associated with Pakistan Peoples Party and former president Pervez Musharraf's All Pakistan Muslim League. He is a popular media personality, and hosts a talk show at a private TV channel.