PESHAWAR: Criticising other political parties for promoting dynastic politics, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has nominated former chief minister Pervez Khattak’s brother and son to contest the by-election for the two provincial assembly seats vacated by him.
Khattak had won one National Assembly and two Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly seats in the July 25 general election. He retained the NA seat and vacated PK-61 and PK-64 but at the same time wanted to keep these seats within his family.
The decision to award tickets to his brother Liaquat Khattak and son Ibrahim Khattak during a meeting held here at his residence in Manki Sharif Nowshera.
The meeting nominated Pervez Khattak’s younger son Ibrahim Khattak to run for PK-61 while his brother Liaqat Khattak would contest the by-polls on PK-64.
Pervez Khattak has already got his son-in-law Dr Imran Khattak elected as MNA on the PTI ticket from Nowshera. His two female relatives were elected lawmakers on the PTI ticket on women reserved seats.
Meanwhile, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser also secured ticket for his brother Hakeem Ullah to contest elections on PK-44 Swabi.
Similarly, Ali Amin Gandapur also convinced party leadership and got ticket for his brother to contest election on PK-99 that was left vacant after Ikramullah Gandapur was martyred in a suicide blast.
Akram Khan Durrani son Nasir Durrani will contest by-polls on NA-53 Bannu that was vacated by Imran Khan.
The by-elections would be held October 14.