PTI finalises six candidates from K-P for Senate polls

The decision was made at a parliamentary board meeting chaired by Imran Khan at Bani Gala

Our Correspondent February 05, 2018
PTI chief Imran Khan. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Sunday finalised six candidates from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) from where the party is expected to win majority of the seats for the upcoming Senate elections.

The decision was taken at a crucial central parliamentary board meeting of the party chaired by Chairman Imran Khan at his Bani Gala.

The candidates included: Faisal Javed Khan, Fida Hussain, Azam Sawati, Mehertaj Roghaani, Khayal Zaman and Ayub Afridi.

The party had already awarded its Senate ticket from the province to Chaudhry Sarwar Khan, the former provincial governor who was once a close confidant of the Sharif family.

Meanwhile, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has started receiving nomination papers from the aspiring candidates on Saturday.

According to the election schedule, the candidates can submit their papers until Feb 8.

Keeping in view the party positions in all the legislatures, it is highly unlikely that the party will be able to secure any Senate seat from the three other provinces.


Published in The Express Tribune, February 5th, 2018.