Bangash Confident of PTI’s Overwhelming Victory in Senate Elections

PESHAWAR, Feb 25 (APP): Special Assistant to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Information and Higher Education Kamran Bangash on Thursday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) would win 11 out of total 12 Senate seats from Khyber Pakhtunkwa in upcoming Senate elections.

He said that PTI has finalised the list of candidates from Khyber Pakhtunkwa for the upcoming Senate elections. The CM aide said that the names of Shibli Faraz, Mohsin Aziz, Liaqat Tarakai, Faisal Saleem and Zeeshan Khanzada were finalised for general seats. The coalition party, Balochistan Awami Party, candidate Taj Mohammad was also nominated to contest the election on a general seat from Khyber Pakhtunkwa.

The names of Dr. Sania Nishtar and Falak Naz were finalised for women’s seat while on technocrat seat Dost Mohammad Mehsud and Humayun Mohmand would contest Senate elections. PTI finalised the name of Sardar Gurdeep Singh for minority seat. Addressing a press conference , he said that MPAs of the opposition parties were in with the government and shown willingness to vote for PTI candidates voluntarily. He said that opposition parties bought loyalties of MPAs in past elections but now no such illegal practice would be allowed in the Senate elections.

He said that PTI has a two-third majority in the provincial assembly and would easily win Senate elections. Bangash said that some opposition members wanted to contest next elections on PTI ticket. He said PTI Senate candidates were enjoying full support of MPAs in Senate election and they all would vote for PTI and Balochistan Awami Party candidates. He said that some that a section of print and electronic media was spreading baseless rumours about absence of some PTI MPAs and cabinet members in the meeting chaired by Prime Minister.

He said all PTI MPAs and cabinet members stood firmly behind the leadership decisions. Bangash said that dissenting opinions exists in every party , adding any concern of PTI members would be addressed. He said that promoting democratic norms was the hallmark of Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf.

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