ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)leader Asad Umar filed his nomination papers before Assistant Returning Officer Shahrukh Arjumand in NA-48, Islamabad, on Tuesday.
The seat was vacated by PTI President Javed Hashmi last month. PTI Chairman Imran Khan awarded the ticket to Asad Umar during a parliamentary meeting last week.
There were several aspirants for this NA seat, including PTI former women president Fauzia Kasuri. Several other aspirants protested in Islamabad. But later things were smoothly settled by the PTI chairman before leaving for United Kingdom.
Adnan Randhawa, an Islamabad-based leader of PTI who himself was an aspiring candidate from the same constituency, seconded the nomination of Asad Umar. Adnan Randhawa had strongly recommended Asad Umar’s name for NA-48 during a meeting with the party chairman who had expressed his wish to get Asad Umar elected from this constituency.
PTI’s Islamabad-based leadership has already devised a campaign strategy for Asad Umar which will kick start in next few days. Meanwhile, Insaf Razakars, a PTI group of mostly young and educated workers, have assured Asad Umar their fullest support in his campaign.
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