PTI chairman Imran Khan on Friday decided to run himself alone for the by-elections for all the nine seats that fell vacant after the National Assembly speaker had accepted the resignations of his party’s lawmakers. The PTI chairman made his decision public after the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced the by-polls in the constituencies on September 25.
The PTI chairman’s decision to contest the polls for all the vacant NA seats has raised the stakes of the otherwise considered dull by-elections.
The decision to contest the nine NA seats emerged after PTI’s official social media handle as well as several party leaders shared the news on Twitter, hours after the ECP’s announcement.
Soon after the decision was made public, social media was flooded with comments.
They included who the government would choose as its joint candidates for the nine seats as well as would it dare to accept Imran’s challenge by announcing only a single heavyweight in all nine constituencies.
Some others, however, raised the question what would happen if Imran’s nomination papers were rejected on technical grounds as that would give a clear edge to the government’s side.
Source: Express Tribune
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