The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will nominate its candidates from all union councils of the city in the upcoming local government elections, announced its Karachi president Ali Akbar Zaidi on Wednesday.
He said the party had formed committees to shortlist names of candidates and was aggressively preparing to conquer major union councils of the city in the local bodies polls.
Addressing a meeting at the Insaf House held in connection with reviewing and finalising arrangements for the local government polls scheduled to be held in December, he said the PTI will not even give space to its opponents for breathing easily.
He said the people of Karachi were fed up with the politics of violence and extortion and wanted restoration of peace in the city. He said the eyes of people in the city were set on PTI and the party will surely bring a positive change in the city.
Zaidi said the PTI had formed committees to shortlist names of candidates and the provincial leaders were devising a strategy to forge unity within the party’s ranks.
He said senior leaders of PTI’s local chapters had been asked to choose suitable candidates and were directed to started preparing for the local bodies elections.
He also urged the party supporters to start campaigning.
Meanwhile, The News also learnt reliably that the PTI had also managed to lure various small religious and political groups to support the party via backdoor negotiations.