PTI not fielding candidates against Pervaiz Elahi, Sheikh Rasheed, Ijaz-ul-Haq and Ali Wazir of PTM

Elections 2018PTI not fielding candidates against Pervaiz Elahi, Sheikh Rasheed, Ijaz-ul-Haq and Ali...

Islamabad, Pakistan: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has not fielded its candidates against former Chief Minister Punjab and leader of Pakistan Muslim League (Q) Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad and Ijaz-ul-Haq who is son of late Dictator Ziaul Haq.

PTI also did not field candidate against Ali Wazir of Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM).


PTI has not fielded its candidate in National Assembly (NA) seat 60 (Rawalpindi) and NA 62 (Rawalpindi) from where Chief of Awami Muslim League Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad is contesting.

Same arrangement is done for Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi who is contesting election from NA65 (Chakwal).

Final list received from Election Commission of Pakistan indicates that PTI has left 25 seats without its candidates and has become largest party to contest from maximum seats for National Assembly elections.

Ijaz-ul-Haq was introduced in politics by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as Minister for Labour, Manpower and Overseas Pakistanis in the government of Nawaz Sharif from 1990 to 1993. He joined the band of Dictator General Pervez Musharraf from 2004 to 2007 as Minister for Religious Affairs. He rejoined PMLN after winning 2013 elections and was promising candidate for minister ship.

His father late dictator Ziaul Haq clamped martial law in Pakistan in 1977 and jailed the elected Prime Minister Zulifiqar Ali Bhutto who was hanged in a controversial decision of Supreme Court. Ziaul Haq died in a C190 crash in 1988 and Ijaz-ul-Haq was political adopted by Mian Nawaz Sharif.

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