PTI intra-party election today

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Friday announced it had put the finishing touches on preparations for intra-party elections being held today (Satur­day) on the directives of Elec­tion Commission of Pakistan.

Barrister Gohar Ali Khan, who was nominated by Imran Khan for the top slot a couple of days ago, submitted his nomination papers for the office of the party’s chairman.

A PTI spokesman, however, did not officially prov­ide any details of the arrangements for the polling, names of other candidates as well as the place where the members would cast their votes.

He said Mr Gohar’s nomination papers were received by Returning Officer Sardar Masroof Khan at the party’s Central Secretariat in Islamabad.

Party’s senior central lea­der Ahmed Owais is the proposer in the nomination pap­ers filed by Barrister Gohar while information secretary Raoof Hasan has seconded him.

Talking to Dawn, PTI Ch­ief Election Commissi­oner Niazullah Niazi said elections were being held under the party’s rules 2020, which were revised in 2022, stating that party members would cast their votes to the whole panel.

He said he had nominated five returning officers (ROs) who had received nominat­ion papers till 3pm on Friday. According to Mr Niazi, Sardar Masroof is RO at the federal level whereas Mirza Asim Baig has been nominated as the RO for Punjab, Zahid Bashir Dar for Sindh, Ansar Mehmood Kiani for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Amna Ali for Balochistan.

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