Over two dozen independents notify ECP on joining PTI

Published: August 9, 2018
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Fawad Chaudhry says the ruling party is 'crumbling off' and more of its leaders will join PTI in coming days. PHOTO: PTI OFFICIAL

Fawad Chaudhry says the ruling party is 'crumbling off' and more of its leaders will join PTI in coming days. PHOTO: PTI OFFICIAL

ISLAMABAD: As many as 28 independent winning candidates of the National Assembly officially notified the Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday of joining Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

According to Express News, since the Election Commission of Pakistan has officially notified the public and winners from almost all the constituencies, 815 out of 849, and issued notifications, the process of joining parties has officially begun.

Independents flock to PTI

The independent winners had three days from the announcement to officially ally themselves with political parties and officially notify the electoral body.

Thursday was the last day for them to officially join parties. However, the victory notifications of 34 constituencies have been stayed by ECP for various reasons including pending cases and delayed polls.

According to sources within the election body, winners now have until 4pm to make the final decisions. Sources also reveal that 29 notifications have been received by the ECP out of which 28 are of those joining the PTI.

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  • MJ-Sid
    Aug 9, 2018 - 11:01PM

    Some women who had posted rishta ads on website claiming to be strong independent women were also approached by mistake by Tareen but then quickly released. Otherwise he was able to round up truck loads of independents!Recommend

  • arlo
    Aug 12, 2018 - 12:38AM

    This reminds me of my student days in England. PM Harold Wilson’a Labor party in 1965 ruled for 4 years with a majority of one seat. In 1947 PM Attllee gave up Cown Jewel of Empire India by one vote lead. No horse trading to lure IndependentsRecommend

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