Assure that you will not leave party after denial of ticket, PTI directs aspiring candidates

11:56 AM | 25 May, 2018
Assure that you will not leave party after denial of ticket, PTI directs aspiring candidates
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has sought a written assurance from applicants for party tickets that they will not join other parties in case they are refused the tickets for the forthcoming elections.

The party has asked all those who have applied for party tickets to submit assurances to not oppose the party decision on the allocation of tickets, in the wake of mass inclusions.

All applicants who seek to contest elections for provincial or national assembly seats have submitted their affidavits to the party office on stamp paper worth Rs100 stating they would not oppose the party decision or leave the PTI or start a campaign against its candidates.

A senior leader of the party told a leading daily that the decision was made to avoid grouping in the party.

“We submitted the affidavit to the party along with Rs50,000 fee for a provincial assembly ticket and Rs100,000 for a ticket for the National Assembly,” he said.

However, another leader had a different opinion on the matter and expressed that assurances in writing would not be effective as the party was divided into three or four groups in main cities such as Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Dawn News reported.

The situation in Rawalpindi is grave owing to the fact that besides PTI's candidates, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed is also contesting from the city.

The party has started interviewing candidates and in Punjab north, the party conducted interviews of more than 382 aspiring candidates from the eight districts from Sargodha to Attock, including the twin cities.

PTI has constituted a five-member committee led by PTI Punjab north President Amir Kiani to conduct interviews of the candidates. It comprises Attaullah Shadikhel, Haroon Hashmi, Qazi Ahmed Akbar and Raja Tariq.

The committee will send its report to the parliamentary board regarding basic information about the candidates and their loyalty towards the party. If the candidate comes from another party, the report will also contain past allegations against them.


Meanwhile, there are also reports that the candidates from Lahore have refused to appear before the parliamentary board led by Aleem Khan, saying a new board should be constituted.

The writer is a civil servant.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 22, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74


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