The embattled Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, led by imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan, declared on Monday that it would reveal its candidates for the forthcoming February 8 election within the next 24 hours. Senator Ali Zafar, representing the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, informed Geo News that the party had confirmed the candidacy of 98-99 percent of individuals aspiring to run in the election on a PTI ticket.
He mentioned that decisions were pending for only two percent of the seats, requiring further consideration.
“The approval has been granted regarding the candidates who will be contesting elections on specific seats. The official announcement of the candidates is anticipated either today or tomorrow,” stated Mr. Zafar.
He mentioned that the decision would be disclosed following the verdict of the Peshawar High Court (PHC).
The PTI leader also disclosed that a substantial number of lawyers had been granted tickets to participate in the election. However, he clarified that there is no predetermined ratio for the distribution of tickets among lawyers and party workers.
With the general election in financially strained Pakistan just a month away, most political parties, except for a few, have yet to finalize their lists of candidates. Meanwhile, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is grappling with challenges, facing pressure to accommodate PTI dissidents, as well as the Istehkam Pakistan Party (IPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) in Punjab.