JI Issues notice to party leader for threatening tribal journalists

PESHAWAR: Jamaat-e-Islami’s (JI) head in Bajaur Maulana Waheed Gul, former Member National Assembly Sahibzada Haroon Rasheed and Sirajuddin Khan have been nominated for PK-100, PK-101 and PK-102, respectively of District Bajaur, the party formally made the announcement.

The party has begun is preparations for the elections in on 16 seats in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly and directed the party leadership to mobilize workers across the tribal districts.  The names of the candidates were announced by its provincial head Senator Mushtaq Ahmed Khan saying that the candidates for the KP Assembly in Bajaur had been nominated in line with recommendations of the party’s provincial council and local leaders.

However, He didn’t specify how many activists had applied for the party tickets for the three provincial assembly seats.

The JI senator said all the candidates were competent and their nominations were made on merit. The party’s provincial chief said that the nominees had the ability to win their seats as they had always worked for people’s welfare.

He claimed that the party candidates would win the elections in all the tribal districts. He said that the merged tribal districts in general and Bajaur, in particular, were the most favoured areas of JI in the entire country. He asked the government to announce the schedule of the provincial assembly elections in the merged tribal districts.

Mr Ahmed mentioned that representation of the tribal districts in the provincial assembly was the main segment of Fata reform bill passed around a year ago. He said that Fata reforms could not be fully implemented till the provincial assembly elections were conducted in the tribal districts.

He said that his party had decided to launch an agitation if the government did not announce the schedule of the elections immediately. The JI leader slammed the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government for increasing the prices of daily use commodities in the country. Speaking on the occasion, the JI candidates said that they would not disappoint their party in the elections.