PTI forms larger body to decide tickets for AJK elections 

ISLAMABAD - The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday formed a 15-member larger parliamentary board of review to decide tickets for the upcoming general elections in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK). The board shall review and award all the tickets proposed by the primary parliamentary board as notified earlier by PTI Chief Organizer Senator Saifullah Khan Nyazee, said a notification issued by Prime Minister Imran Khan who is also chairman of the ruling party. PM Imran Khan will himself chair the review board while federal ministers including Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pervaiz Khattak, Shafqat Mehmood, Asad Umar, Senator Azam Swati, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, and Ali Amin Ganadpur will be its members.  The other members are Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, Chief Organizer Senator Nyazee, Secretary General PTI Aamir Mehmood Kiani, Senior Vice-President PTI Arshad Dad, Usman Dar and president of the PTI’s AJK chapter Barrister Sultan Mehmood.  In February this year, PTI had constituted a seven-member parliamentary board to decide tickets for the upcoming AJK election.  An office bearer of the PTI’s Central Secretariat said that the review board has been formed following some differences over the tickets as proposed by the parliamentary board. The present AJK Legislative Assembly will complete its five-year term in July this year.  In November last year, the ruling party had announced that it will contest upcoming elections in AJK without going into electoral alliance with any political party.   Before this, PTI had entered into a seat adjustment agreement with the Majlis Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) in the general election of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).



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