Elections: PTI announces list of candidates from Lahore

Published: April 3, 2013
Lists would be revised over complaints by some women workers who felt they had been ignored. PHOTO: FILE

Lists would be revised over complaints by some women workers who felt they had been ignored. PHOTO: FILE


The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has issued its list of candidates for the National Assembly from Lahore. Several prominent workers including former MPA Abdul Rasheed Bhatti, who is also the PTI Lahore general secretary, have been refused tickets.

The PTI candidates from Lahore, for the National Assembly, include Hamid Zaman (NA-118), Mohammad Madni (NA-119), Dr Yasmeen Rashid (NA-120), Barrister Hammad Azhar (NA-121), Imran Khan (NA-122), Mehmoodur Rasheed (NA-126) and Abdul Aleem Khan (NA-127).

The CPB headed by Imran Khan had denied a party ticket to Bhatti from the PP-161 constituency over allegations of rigging in the intra-party elections, a senior CPB member requesting anonymity told The Express Tribune. The CPB is also expected to reject the latest list of nominations for women for seats reserved in the national and provincial assemblies. Imran Khan was reportedly annoyed by the nomination of some women who, he felt, had not worked for the party.

The PTI Women’s Wing issued a press statement on Tuesday alleging that several deserving women had been ignored in the nominations for reserved seats to the Punjab Assembly. The press statement alleged that Kalsoom Usman, a daughter of former PTI Lahore president Mehmoodur Rasheed, Sara Naseem, Shaheena Asad, Farzana Bhatti and Mrs Farrukh Moon had been nominated because they were related to men in the party. Saloni Bukhari and Sadiya Sohail had also not campaigned for the party, the statement said. The Women’s Wing demanded selection on merit, not nepotism.

The CPB had earlier rejected two lists of women nominated to the national and Punjab assemblies. PTI Punjab president Ejaz Chaudhry had presented a list of 39 women for seats reserved in the National Assembly and PTI Women’s Wing president Munaza Hassan had forwarded a list of 64 women for seats in the Punjab Assembly.

The CPB member said these lists would be revised over complaints by some women workers who felt they had been ignored.

A third list for seats reserved for women in the national and Punjab assemblies would now be made ‘on merit’, he said.

The CPB had previously rejected tickets to Asef Ahmed Ali, Inamullah Niazi and the Leghari brothers.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 3rd, 2013.

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Reader Comments (53)

  • Ammar Khan
    Apr 3, 2013 - 2:32AM

    This is baloney. I am a PTI member and I was expecting PTI to atleast field candidates for all 13 seats!


  • Ammar Khan
    Apr 3, 2013 - 2:38AM

    What about Abrar-ul-Haq and Waleed Iqbal????


  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Apr 3, 2013 - 3:03AM

    I will vote PML(N) in Faisalabad and I can assure that PTI will not win a single national or provincial seat in Faisalabad. As far as I know, there is not much difference in political atmosphere of Lahore and Faisalabad.


  • Falcon
    Apr 3, 2013 - 3:33AM

    Now…this is what I like about PTI…”The CPB headed by Imran Khan had denied a party ticket to Bhatti from the PP-161 constituency over allegations of rigging in the intra-party elections”


  • Hopeful
    Apr 3, 2013 - 3:52AM

    ET, where are the stories of PMLN disgruntled workers or brothers and their sons running the party?


  • satan
    Apr 3, 2013 - 5:26AM

    @Ch. Allah Daad
    I will vote for Meera from NA-126 and my friends as well, and as far as I know everyone in Pakistan would vote for her along with his/her friends. Only if things were that simple.


  • Salman
    Apr 3, 2013 - 5:47AM

    PTI zindabad, It will sweep Lahore and Faisalabad. My whole family and extended family comprises about 55 people including family members from Faisalabad. We all used to vote PMLN but this time all our votes are going to PTI.


  • Elections 2013
    Apr 3, 2013 - 5:54AM

    @Ch. Allah Daad: Several friends in Faisalabad have been saying they will vote for PTI so I am really not sure where you are getting your information from. There is a big tide of change coming mate, even people who are highly cynical of Imran Khan are considering PTI as a very valid voting option because they are just sick and tired of the older parties, who have rotated government for decades. They know that no matter what, these parties will not deliver ever in the future. There was a time when very wealthy people were wary of idealists like Imran Khan because they weren’t sure whether his economic policies would suit their lifestyles. However, with Asad Umar at the helm, a lot of the wealthy elite that has traditionally voted for the PML-N in the Punjab (industrialists, businessmen etc.), the PPP in Sind (landowners and agriculturalists), and the MQM in Karachi (rich doctors, lawyers, businessmen) are now realizing that the PTI economic policy actually offers them a lot of long-term reward and higher chances of economic success in the private sector. The PTI may appear idealistic and naive sometimes, but they have finally stitched together a very viable economic policy which will benefit both the rich and poor. The only people it wont benefit are that smaller bracket of super-rich people who obtain their wealth by illegal and unjust means. Who wants to help them though right?


  • Saad Khan
    Apr 3, 2013 - 5:57AM

    @Ammar Khan Don’t worry PTI is contesting from all the 13 seats in Lahore and as far as Abrar-ul-Haq is concerned i want to tell you that Abrar-ul-Haq will contest from Narowal and Waleed Iqbal will contets from NA-124 Lahore and in order to eliminate any confusion regarding Lahore seats here goes the complete list of candidates contesting from Lahore:
    NA 118: Mr. Hamid Zaman
    NA 119: Muhammad Madni
    NA 120: Dr. Yasmin Rashid
    NA 121: Hammad Azhar
    NA 122: Mr. Imran Khan
    NA 123: Hamid Meraj
    NA 124: Waleed Iqbal
    NA 125: Hamid Khan
    NA 126: Mian Mahmood Ur Rasheed
    NA 127: Abdul Aleem Khan
    NA 128: Malik Zaheer Abbas Khokher

    Na-129 and Na-130 will be decided today.


  • Zain
    Apr 3, 2013 - 6:05AM

    Tickets will be finalazed on 7th April. Further tickets will be awarded.


  • sensible
    Apr 3, 2013 - 7:03AM

    IK you beauty. PTI is the only party who allocated tickets on merits. Inshallah we will win big from Lahore.Recommend

  • Kh
    Apr 3, 2013 - 8:52AM

    We need people like you, who just dont vote for themself but vote for the country and their next generation.

    Can please some one tell me one Leadership capability of Mr. Mian Nawaz Sharif?


  • Kaleem
    Apr 3, 2013 - 9:20AM

    Congrats to all discipline slogan chanters, PTI members and those who believed on IK’s merit policy, A.Aleem Khan is finally contesting election from NA-127. Still PTI boys citing references of merit, how painful to read.


  • Adnan Shah
    Apr 3, 2013 - 10:01AM

    I will definitely vote for Syed Zahid Bokhari Advocate this time in NA-126 of the PPP because N-league’s Sohail Zia Butt and Mehmood-ur-Rashid of the PTI are well known to be visionless people. Zahid Bokhari has been living here for over 30 years now and has been working for the people ever since. Recommend

  • Jamshad
    Apr 3, 2013 - 10:02AM

    This time it is hard luck for Sharif family in Lahore as it seems…


  • salman ahmed
    Apr 3, 2013 - 10:19AM

    pti will win and it will bring the change in system i.A..what we want is change in system ,not expensive showy projects just to get votes !!


  • amraiz
    Apr 3, 2013 - 10:34AM

    my electoral area is sakesar disstrict sargodha,nd i want change by imran khan.


  • amraiz
    Apr 3, 2013 - 10:36AM

    my electoral area is sakesar disstrict sargodha,nd i want change by imran khan.Recommend

  • Apr 3, 2013 - 12:51PM

    I was very happy to see your jazbah


  • Khurram
    Apr 3, 2013 - 1:23PM

    Seriously, that’s pretty hopeless. It reflects a severe lack of homework by the PTI Lahore Chapter. Overall Lahore is a stronghold of PML-N & PTI’s best chance to get a seat from Lahore is in 124, but surprisingly rather then fielding IK or anyother stronger candidate PTI pitched Waleed Iqbal in there, who virtually does not have any sort of connections with the workers. IK pitched himself up against Ayaz Sadiq who is a very strong candidate of PML-N & there is literally no realistic chance of PTI to get something out of there. PML-N is in a very strong position in Lahore & even grabbing a single seat would be considered as a victory for PTI so rather than being over confident PTI should focus on the constituencies where they can realistically dent PML-N.


  • non political
    Apr 3, 2013 - 1:29PM

    Harsh facts,2 out of 3 youth is in favour of PTI in lahore and all cities of pakistan…PML N is hardly any influence on youth but 2 out of 3 above age of 45 are in favour of PML N in lahore,,,
    I bbelieve it will be the poll between youth and old


  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Apr 3, 2013 - 1:51PM

    Vote for PTI! Inshallah PTI will win!


  • Khuldun
    Apr 3, 2013 - 2:08PM

    @Adnan Shah

    The same advocate who has been the devils advocate in the Raymond Davis case, the Bahria Town case, the Memogate etc etc


  • Adnan Shahid
    Apr 3, 2013 - 2:23PM


    No he is not the same as who you are saying. He is another Syed Zahid Bokhari.


  • chacha
    Apr 3, 2013 - 2:29PM

    Only Imran has chances to win a seat for PTI in lahore.


  • Mastuj
    Apr 3, 2013 - 2:31PM

    Waleed Iqbal given ticket because IK likes him. Nepotism at work as usual. What has he done for the party or what connection does he have with the people of the constituency? None.


  • Ahmad
    Apr 3, 2013 - 2:35PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    Faiz Ullah Kamoka of PTI from NA-83… name sound familiar to you? Lets see who wins the NA-83 seat.


  • Azmat Ali
    Apr 3, 2013 - 2:38PM

    I think PMLN will sweep Lahore again as they have strong candidates and done strong homework for next elections.
    Other parties will only come up with news only bcz they dont know ground realities.


  • Gill
    Apr 3, 2013 - 3:25PM

    PTI can do some damage in Punjab and KPK but on an over all basis they are not expected to get more than 10 seats in NA and 20 odd in PAs. This way they can become a pressure group like MQM, JUI (F).


  • Amanzeb Khan
    Apr 3, 2013 - 3:31PM

    Waleed Iqbal has done a lot of work in mobilising people in the area. He is a bright, educated and energetic individual and the face of the image PTI wants to present to people. He completely reflects the change all of us should be striving for in our politics.


  • I J
    Apr 3, 2013 - 3:52PM

    Will Vote For PML(N). Never For PTI. IN SHA ALLAH PML(N) will win .


  • Qamar Abbas
    Apr 3, 2013 - 3:57PM

    InshaALLAH PTI will won the election everywhere… I request to all that this is the time to change the Pakistan, if u have thought about Pakistan then Vote PTI, PTI will solely work in the Best Interest of Pakistan, not in the best interest of America and other Nations. Vote PTI Save Pakistan, Save Your and Your Small babies future…Recommend

  • w
    Apr 3, 2013 - 4:08PM

    my friend, according to you, PTI’s only chance from Lahore is from 124? do you expect educated voters of 125 and 126 to vote for PML N again? you got to be kidding me. Lets see you on the evening of 11th may. :) PTI isn’t PPP or PML Q.


  • Qamar Abbas
    Apr 3, 2013 - 4:08PM

    @Saad Khan… Please Confirm me about District Chakwal Seat, NA60 & NA61, PP21, PP22Recommend

  • imran bhatt
    Apr 3, 2013 - 4:17PM

    Aleem Khan gets PTI nomination. Money talks. Change can wait.


  • alphabravocharlie
    Apr 3, 2013 - 4:39PM

    From next elections Imran khan is the only candidate running elections…


  • Rawal Khan
    Apr 3, 2013 - 5:40PM

    @imran bhatt:
    PTI would Inshahallah secure major votes position in all over Pakistan but I am sure that this party would not be able to win as many seats as Muslim League Functional did manage win during 18 Feb 2008 elections


  • Rawal Khan
    Apr 3, 2013 - 5:42PM

    Ch Ch Ch, it would prove a miserable dreamer for the PTI voters


  • Apr 3, 2013 - 6:37PM

    In sha Allah this time PTI will win, and will change this country


  • bilal
    Apr 3, 2013 - 6:37PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    stop dreaming. thanks to your party and their alliances for creating such a negative image of Pakistan that we are enlighten to support PTI. inshallah you will be soon welcome to Naya pakistan


  • Aina Maria Waseem
    Apr 3, 2013 - 7:23PM

    @Azmat Ali:
    The “ground reality” is, among other things, the “ground” that passes for thoroughfares in my city Rawalpindi, the city from where up till now, a monkey even could win for PMLN! If PTI, God Forbid, loses, it will be because this nation doesn’t deserve Imran Khan. Why dream big when petty goodies are enough to win votes here? Why focus on education when there are things like the yellow cab scheme and the money-eating city-specific Metro Bus? (built by a certain Chief Minister who thought he was the Chief Minister of Lahore) .The “ground reality” is that people who accuse PTI of not knowing the “ground reality” are those who haven’t bothered evaluating things like our economic policy and then coming up with solid improvements to offer, for example. The “ground reality” is that there is never going to be total unity within the party considering the members are extracted from this very nation that has traditionally never really been a nation! The “ground reality” is that none of these threads EVER offer any constructive, logical or policy-related discussion. It is only ever about political wrangling. Welcome to Pakistan, the Pure Land of the Impure!


  • Paindoo
    Apr 3, 2013 - 7:43PM

    @ Ch, Allah Daad: What are you talking about? I am from Faisalabad and that too from the rural portion. There is a great support for PTI even in the remote areas. How can you claim so high?


  • UK
    Apr 3, 2013 - 8:59PM

    Ch. is not “Claiming High” he is “Flying High”. Let him do so. This makes him feel better. Keep up the good work.


  • Mohsin Iqbal
    Apr 3, 2013 - 11:17PM

    @ Aina Maria Wasim:

    you literally stole my words. If PTI doesnt win, which it realistically wont, then this nation doesnt deserve a great leader like Imran Khan.


  • Saeed
    Apr 5, 2013 - 6:59PM

    pti offers the best alternate to all Pakistani who sincerely believe in change of political status que for better Pakistan.


    Apr 6, 2013 - 3:43PM

    Dears, Pakistan had enough of miseries during last 5 years. Gilani family were under debt of 2 lac with AL-FATEH def Lahore before appointment of PM. Now, all family members own a big house in def Lahore with Multan house converted to Fort. What a joke with Pakistani nation when RAJA RENTAL was appointed PM instead of beig punished for corruption in Rental case.

    Nawaz shareef another lord of Pakistan as he thinks he is born to become PM becausehe never contested in any BY ELECTIONS during last tenure because he couldn’t have become PM. Having ROD IN THE NECK and proudly rejected all MUSLIM LEAGUE unification efforts by old politicians including old PIR PAGARA & others.

    Currently, only inspiration is IMRAN KHAN. No matter what he says yet he has to deliver yet & 50 -50 chance whether does whatever he says or otherwise BUT other TWO Parties are tested many times. JUST ALL TO THINK FOR A WHILE – TO VOTE. Recommend

  • tahir mahmood
    Apr 11, 2013 - 6:14PM

    Dear All,s if we want change then why not go for PTI.He is great leader.we hope for best


  • tahir mahmood
    Apr 11, 2013 - 6:19PM

    Inshallah we vote for PTI with 300 included all family members and friend in toba tek singh.


  • Faisal bhatti
    Apr 23, 2013 - 10:42PM

    Inshallah our vote for pti with 345 whole my bhatti,s brothri


  • omar tahir
    Apr 24, 2013 - 2:54PM

    inshallah pti will win all of my family members will vote for imran khan from NA 122


  • May 1, 2013 - 5:25PM

    IMRAN KHAN IS A GREAT LEADER. Allah gives you good succed


  • May 1, 2013 - 5:27PM

    Allah gives you succed.


  • romaan
    May 4, 2013 - 4:58PM

    i can bet on thousands that what u r getting now in punjab i mean to say development work , if PTI will come u will get nothing for next five years and IMRAN KHAN will take next five years only in understanding and managing leadership………… SHAHBAZ shareef is in foam n let him to be in same foam to get work from him cuz next time u will get no one as such caliber whao wd do this type of hugeeeeeeeeeeeeee work ………. mindless people will deny this without tthinking ………….. Recommend

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