Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf has finalized the list of PTI candidates contesting elections on party ticket in the General Elections 2018 to be held on July 25th 2018.
Following protests of PTI workers over the issue of unjust distribution of tickets, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf revised the list of PTI candidates who would be contesting the elections on PTI ticket in the elections.
The PTI candidates list also comprise of a large number of political leaders who recently joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf after quitting, the PML-N, PPP and other parties.
The process for finalization of tickets became problematic, when party workers staged a sit in outside the Bani Gala, residence of PTI chief Imran Khan. They were insisting him to review tickets allotment decision in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa constituencies.
PTI candidates will be contesting in 229 constituencies, out of 272 general seats of the National Assembly. The PTI has announced 90 PTI candidates for 99 KP Assembly seats, 238 PTI candidates for 297 Punjab Assembly seats, 79 PTI candidates for 130 Sindh Assembly seats and 36 PTI candidates for 51 Balochistan Assembly seats.
Following the tickets finalization process, a number of newcomers are given tickets.
Many newcomers succeed in gaining ticket; complaints in some cases addressed. Most of the protesting workers outside Imran Khan’s residence in Islamabad belonged to Multan. They were opposed to the awarding of ticket to Sikandar Bosan, who remained in the cabinet of former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi till he left the office on May 31.
The PTI’s list of the candidates shows that Sikandar Bosan has been awarded the ticket from NA-154 Multan-I.
Some of the prominent newcomers awarded the PTI tickets are Rashid Akbar Khan from NA-9 Buner; Omar Ayub Khan from NA-17 Haripur; Noor Alam Khan from NA-27 Peshawar-1, Tahir Sadiq from NA-55 and NA-56 Attock; Ghulam Abbas from NA-64 Chakwal-I; Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan from NA-72 Sialkot; Nazar Gondal from NA-86 Mandi Bahauddin; Nadeem Afzal Chan from NA-88 Sargodha-I; Fawad Chaudhry from NA-67 Jhelum-II; Riaz Fatiyana from NA-113 Toba Tek Singh; Ghulam Bibi Bharwana from NA-115 Jhang-II; Chaudhry Bilal Virk from NA-117 Nankana Sahib; Sardar Assef Ali from NA-137 Kasur-I; Chaudhry Nourez Shakoor from NA-147 Sahiwal; Ahmed Yar Hiraj from NA-151 Khanewal; Sardar Jaffar Leghari from NA-193 Rajanpur; Mohammadmian Soomro from NA-196 Jacobabad; Ramesh Kumar from NA-223 Matiari, Liaquat Jatoi from NA-234 Dadu, Farooq Azam Malik from NA-170 Bahawalpur-I; Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtyar from NA-176 and NA-177 Rahimyar Khan; Malik Ghulam Mustafa Khar from NA-181 Muzaffargarh-I; Zulfiqar Khosa from NA-190 Dera Ghazi Khan-III and Sardar Nasrullah Dreshak from NA-194 Rajanpur-II.