Jehangir Tareen announces son’s candidacy for NA-154 by-elections: report


BAHAWALPUR: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) former general secretary Jehangir Tareen, who was disqualified by the Supreme Court, announced on Wednesday nomination of his son Ali Tareen as party candidate to contest the by-election in Lodhran’s NA-154, according to a report by a private media outlet.

Tareen made the announcement while addressing an election rally at Lodhran on Wednesday.

Addressing the workers, he said he would always stand by PTI and serve the people of the area despite his disqualification. He claimed that on the desire of party workers, Ali Tareen was nominated as a PTI candidate.

As Wednesday was the second day to file nomination papers by the candidates to contest the by-election, no one turned up to submit papers.

According to election schedule announced by ECP, the final list of the candidates would be displayed on Dec 29 while scrutiny of papers would be completed by Jan 5, 2018. Polling would be held on Feb 12.

Addressing the gathering, Ali Tareen said he would try his utmost to live up to the expectations of the party. He assured that if elected, he would raise his voice for the rights of cultivators in the national assembly.