KP PTI leaders threaten to contest elections independently

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PESHAWAR: Some senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) threatened that they would contest elections independently if party’s parliamentary board awards tickets to newcomers, reported a local English newspaper.

Zahid Hussain Mohmand, who claims to be a founding member of PTI, told media at Peshawar Press Club that he would contest elections from PK-73, Peshawar, as an independent candidate if the party awarded ticket to any newcomer.

Accompanied by the senior leaders including  Najibullah Khattak, Dilroz Khan, Dr Nadeem Alam, Adnan Mamreez, Mujahid Khattak, Murtaza Hussain, Asif Bangash and others, he said that PTI was not founded by Pervez Khattak, Shah Farman or Ishtiaq Urmar and that the party cannot ignore the founding members during allotment of tickets.