Islamabad: The chief election commissioner of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has announced that the interparty election for 40 union councils of Islamabad region will take place on the 18th of November 2012. He mentioned that more than 62 thousand members will be voting for nearly 500 party’s local leadership. 884 candidates are taking part in the election. Preparations to ensure transparent elections have been made. He also announced that party members will be able to cast their vote through their mobile phones and the party will set up a polling booth in every union council for those who do not have mobile phones.
While addressing a press conference at the party’s central secretariat, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s central vice president and chairman of the central election committee Hamid Khan advocate along with Rauf Hassan, Niazullah Khan Niazi advocate and Rashid Khan said that the polling will be conducted between 9AM and 6PM and the winning candidates will be announced after the final count. Hamid Khan while replying to questions from journalists said that the next phase of the inter party elections will be held in mid December for KPK and end of December for Punjab. Referring to the delay in the election for Islamabad, he said that the delay was caused due to the late procurement of the electronic voting system and hence was postponed by a few days. Hamid Khan said election will be held for 9 general and 4 women seats in every union council. After the first phase, countrywide elections will be carried out in different phases after which Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf will become the biggest democratic party in the country. Answering another question he said there is no grouping in the party. Any party member is eligible to contest the elections. He ruled out the chances of formation of panels or groups at the time of election.