PESHAWAR – After the completion of intra-party election process at union council level in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Saturday announced a schedule for holding elections at tehsils and districts levels.

The PTI chief Election Commissioner has given approval for conducting intra-party election at tehsil and district levels after successful process at UC level, said Qazi Anwar, the party provincial Election Commissioner while announcing a new schedule at press conference here at press club on Saturday.

Flanked by PTI leaders Yaseen Khalil, Hashim Babar and other activists, he said the nomination papers would be filed on January 8 to 9, while the papers scrutiny process would be completed within the next two days on January 10 and 11. Anwar added that the process of printing ballot papers would be completed till January 14, and the election process at tehsil and districts level will be completed on January 17.

He explained that the candidates would contest on more than 21 positions in tehsil, while around 30 positions at district level. He further said that the party key positions at tehsil level including president, four vice president, two each male and female, senior vice presidents, general secretary, joint secretary two, and various secretary of different fields.

The PTI election committee, he informed, had fixed Rs 3,000 for president position as fee for contesting elections, Rs 1,500 for senior vice presidents, vice presidents, general secretary, and joint secretaries, while Rs 1,000 fixed for all other positions for intra-party elections at tehsil/ town level in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

He also said the committee had fixed Rs 5,000 for president post as fee for contesting election, Rs 2,000 for senior vice presidents, vice presidents, general secretary, and joint secretaries for intra-party elections at District level. While the region level fees, are including Rs 10,000 for president position, Rs 5,000 for senior vice presidents, vice presidents, general secretary, and joint secretaries.

He said that around 97 elected candidates at union council level would be Electoral College during the intra-party elections at teshil/ town level, while new candidates will contest on more than 30 positions at district level.

Regarding the intra-party polls rigging at UC level, he admitted that they had received complaints of alleged rigging in several union councils, he said that complaints have been forwarded to central elections commissioner for further action.

Anwar also revealed that the party had fetched an amount of Rs 7.2 million on head of fees during union councils at elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said the tribunal would ensure to hold fair and transparent intra-party elections.

Meanwhile, Ummah Welfare Trust, a charitable organization on Saturday distributed the winter kits among disabled and deserving people from Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The organization in a press release said that the winter kits worth of Rs356.5million were given to more than 35,000 people, including widow, orphans, disabled and other deserving.

A total of 7,500 man, and 2,500 each for women, and female took benefits from the package.

The release further said that 15,000 winter kits also distributed among Afghan refugees in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The winter kits, including polyester quilts, warm coats, and cloths, and shawls and other warm stuffs.

The trust chairman, Maulana Mohamamd Idress in his message said that the package was aimed at to provide warm stuffs to deserving people in chilling winter.