ISLAMABAD: The parliamentary body of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) finalised the party's tickets for the upcoming by-elections, scheduled to be held in across country on August 22.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan chaired the parliamentary board meeting that was also attended by the PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi, PresidentJaved Hashmi, Secretary General Pervez Khattak, Additional Secretary General Saifullah Khan Niazi, KPK President Asad Qaisar and Punjab President Ijaz Chaudhry.
Well-placed sources in PTI told APP that the parliamentary board has decided to field senior party leaders Asad Umar and Ayla Malik as the party's candidates for the upcoming by-elections to be held in NA-48 Islamabad and NA-71 Mianwali.
NA-71 Mianwali was won by Imran Khan while NA-48 had been won by PTI's President Makhdoom Javed Hashmi. Both though vacated the seats in favour of other seats they had won. Imran also gave up his NA-1 Peshawar seat.
PTI sources said that Noor Hayat Kalyar has been awarded the PTI ticket for NA-68 Sargodha while Liaquat Ranjha has been awarded party ticket for PP-118 Mandi Bahauddin.
Meanwhile, the board also awarded tickets Gul Bacha Khan for NA-1 Peshawar, Dr Imran Khattak for NA-5 Nowshera, Dawar Kundi for NA-24 Tank, Umar Farooq for PK-23 Mardan, Engineer Adil for PK-27 Mardan, and Malik Adnan from PK-70 Bannu.
PTI would also support the brother of late Farid Khan from PK-42 Hangu.
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