PTI announces names of 13 candidates for Senate elections
The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has finalized the names of 13 candidates for the Senate elections.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry announced the names of PTI candidates for the Senate in a series of tweets on the social networking site Twitter.
He said that Fauzia Arshad and Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh would be the PTI candidates for the Senate seat from Islamabad.
According to Fawad Chaudhry, Saifullah Niazi, Dr Zarqa and Barrister Ali Zafar have been selected from Punjab while the remaining names will be announced later.
Similarly, Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Wada will contest the Senate election from Sindh and Saifullah Abro will be the PTI candidate for the Technocrat seat while Abdul Qadir’s name has been finalized from Balochistan.
On the other hand, incumbent Senator from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federal Minister for Information Shibli Faraz, Special Assistant for Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar, Mohsin Aziz, Dost Mohammad and Farzana have been included in the final list. The names of the remaining candidates will be announced later.
It may be recalled that unlike other political parties, the PTI did not solicit formal applications from those seeking party tickets for the forthcoming Senate elections.