ISLAMABAD - The Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has announced that the intra-party election for 40 union councils of Islamabad region will take place on the November 18.
More than 62,000 members will be voting for nearly 500 party’s local leadership. A total of 884 candidates are taking part in the election. Preparations to ensure transparent elections have been made. He also announced that party members will be able to cast their vote through their mobile phones and the party will set up a polling booth in every union council for those who do not have mobile phones.
While addressing a press conference at the party’s central secretariat, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Central Vice President and Chairman of the Central Election Committee, Hamid Khan, along with Rauf Hassan, Niazullah Khan Niazi Advocate and Rashid Khan said that polling will be conducted from 09:00am to 06:00pm and the winning candidates will be announced after the final count.
To a question, Hamid Khan said that next phase of the intra-party elections would be held in mid-December for KPK and end of December for Punjab. Referring to the delay in the election for Islamabad, he said that delay caused due to the late procurement of the electronic voting system and some technical flaws.
Hamid Khan said election would be held for 9 general and 4 women seats in every union council. After the first phase, countrywide elections will be carried out in different phases after which Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf would become the biggest democratic party in the country.
Answering another question he said there is no grouping in the party. Any party member is eligible to contest the elections. He ruled out the chances of formation of panels or groups at the time of election.