PTI govt appoints three of its own leaders as heads of civic agencies in Gujranwala

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Pakistani supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan gather on a bridge as they wait for Khan prior to joining the protest march to Islamabad, in Ghakhar area in eastern Punjab province on August 15, 2014. Thousands of protesters led in colourful, flag-waving convoys by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and a populist cleric advanced on the Pakistani capital in a bid to unseat the government they say was elected by fraud. Khan and preacher Tahir-ul-Qadri say the May 2013 general election that brought Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to power in a landslide was rigged and are demanding he resign and hold new polls. AFP PHOTO/ Asif HASSAN

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has appointed two of its own leaders as heads of three important civic agencies in Gujranwala, a local media outlet reported on Thursday.

SA Hameed has been appointed to head the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) despite the fact that he lost in the previous two general elections.

Likewise, Aamir Sheikh has been appointed to head the city’s Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA). He was not given a party ticket to contest in the recently conducted general elections.

According to reports, other PTI leaders who were not given party tickets are also demanding they be appointed to posts in the government.