Honest, credible party leadership to be elected: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri

With the submission of nomination papers, the first phase of the internal elections of Pakistan Awami Tehreek has been completed. The PAT Election Commission is busy in scrutinizing the papers, competence of candidates and ideological attachment with the party. Hundreds of nominations have been received for central and provincial office slots from 300 Tehsils and 100 districts from across the country. However, the PAT chief Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri has given strict instructions to the Election Commission to ensure that whether the nominations enjoy the approval of the workers and take strict action on a hint of fake activity. He has further tasked the Election Commission to investigate this process itself by reaching out to the party workers, adding that if the electoral process drags on for a while to ensure transparency, the matter should be discussed with consultation. He, however, said that the election of fair, transparent and honest leadership representative of the workers’ aspirations is a must. According to a statement issued by the central media office, one-day training workshop of returning officers will be held in the central secretariat today.