On Saturday, Meher Bano, a leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), withdrew her nomination papers from PP-218 in anticipation of the upcoming general elections.
Simultaneously, Zain Qureshi retrieved the nomination papers from the same constituency. In a separate development, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) extended the time for the allotment of election symbols.
In another instance, Musarrat Cheema, a former PTI leader, decided on Friday to withdraw her nomination papers from both NA-121 and PP-153 constituencies ahead of the forthcoming general elections.
Furthermore, on the same day, former federal minister Sumaira Malik opted not to contest the upcoming elections scheduled for February 8. Sumaira, who was vying for the NA-87 seat, had initially announced her candidacy as an independent candidate after failing to secure a ticket from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
PTI-N Chairman Accuses PTI Of Ticket Fabrication In Lahore Press Conference
Meanwhile, Akhtar Iqbal Dar, Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Nazriati (PTI-N), has alleged that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) fabricated tickets for his party’s candidates.
During a significant press conference at Lahore Press Club on Saturday, Dar claimed that PTI issued false tickets and emphasized that he personally issued PTI-N tickets with photographic evidence alongside their candidates. He expressed bewilderment about how PTI obtained their party’s tickets.
Dar established PTI-N after accusing PTI of engaging in corruption and favoring electables politics. In response to queries, he asserted that it is the responsibility of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to take action against PTI for the alleged forgery.
The PTI-N leader denied entering into any agreement with PTI regarding the issuance of his party’s tickets to candidates from the former ruling party. It’s noteworthy that PTI allocated tickets to its candidates under the PTI-N name while facing a legal battle for its symbol in the Supreme Court.