PESHAWAR - After completion of the second phase of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf intra-party elections in 20 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, both the panels of PTI are claiming majority in district leadership of the province, while the wining candidates have adopted dual policy by supporting both the candidates of PTI in the provincial panel.

Talking to TheNation PTI former provincial information secretary Zahid Hussain said that intra party elections in several districts are still disputed that is why the actual position of each panel would yet to be determined. He said that the districts where PTI results is still pending, include Tank, Mardan, Peshawar, Charsadda, Abbotabad, Torghar and Mansehra.  He said that Asad Qaiser Panel have the support of district presidents in district Lower Dir, district Upper Dir, district Swat, district Lakki Marwat, district Bannu, district Hango, district Battagram, district Haripoor, District Kohistan and district Chitral.

Likewise, Pervez Khattak Panel also claiming victory in District Shangla, District Buner, District Malakand, district Kohat, district Karak, district Nowshera and district Swabi. Some of the districts where Asad Qaiser Panel has claimed victory, in the same localities Pervez Khattak panel also claiming support but the actual position of each panel would be ascertained after holding provincial intra-party election and regional elections.

The wining candidates have now expressed loyalties with both the panel as some of the candidates has declared themselves supporters of both the panel instead of choosing one and this they have adopted this tactics aimed to secure loyalties of he Provincial President after their final election. 

On the other hand PTI Provincial election commission Qazi Anwar said that results in some district are awaiting due to certain objection of two groups and it would be announced if 50 percent turn out was recorded. He said that the ballot boxes of district Charsadda elections are safe and it would be recounted to declare the result.

He added that similarly results in Mardan and Peshawar has been declared null and void, which would be held again. Similarly in district Mansehra election has been stopped due to mistakes in voters lists and election would be announced there after correction in the voters lists.

He said that in the wake of misconduct on the part of workers in Peshawar and Charsadda, membership of three workers has been cancelled and a committee has been formed to investigate the matter for fixing responsibility. He added that they are trying their best to complete the second and third phase of the election up to February 15.   The wining candidates at district level are assuring both the panel that they would support them in the provincial council and it is not clear that whether Asad Qaiser would be re-elected or not.

The wining candidates have adopted dual standard and assuring their support with both the panels. It is to be mentioned here that all the elected presidents and General secretaries of Towns, Districts and Regions would part of the provincial council to elect their provincial office bearers. So far it is unclear that who will get majority in the provincial council as the district and President and General Secretaries would choose their leaders by casting his vote.