ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan will formally start his election campaign from NA-53 Islamabad constituency on Saturday, a notification stated.
Imran is scheduled to address a workers’ convention at the Jinnah Convention Centre today. He will be joined by PTI’s National Assembly candidates Asad Umer, Raja Khurram Nawaz and Ali Awan, who will also address the gathering.
Earlier this week, Imran’s papers for NA-53 were approved after an election appellate tribunal allowed the PTI chief to contest polls from Islamabad.
His papers had been rejected on the basis of not filling out clause-N, which asks candidates about their contributions to their previous constituencies.
When the former cricketer-turned-politician had appeared before the Islamabad election tribunal, he had explained that he set up the Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital and Namal College, and made the nation aware of its constitutional rights and exhorted the public to struggle for their rights.
Bushra Bibi reconciles disgruntled PTI workers
Imran’s wife Bushra Bibi played her part in the upcoming elections when she reconciled disgruntled PTI women workers on Friday, who were staging the protest over the distribution of party tickets.
The women workers were protesting party tickets for Punjab Assembly constituencies PP-65 Mandi Bahauddin and PP-14 Rawalpindi outside Imran’s Lahore residence.
The disgruntled women workers held a meeting with the PTI chairman, in presence of Bushra Bibi who managed to reconcile the disgruntled workers at the meeting.