Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf which is known as party of youth and innovation has unveiled a unique way of awarding party tickets for the next general elections.
In an unprecedented move, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will elicit input from the public on picking party candidates at the next general elections.
Moreover, PTI is also considering evolving a comprehensive mechanism for the inclusion of public opinion in the finalisation of its potential candidates in constituencies across the country.
“Discussions are being held in this regard … But a final decision will be taken after the decision in the Panamagate case is announced,” said a senior party leader.
In the 2013 general elections, PTI’s parliamentary board – and in some cases senior party leaders and its chairman – had finalised the candidates.
Apart from the input of Imran Khan and the party’s parliamentary board, the PTI leader said, this time public opinion would be given equal consideration in this regard.
However, how the mechanism will be evolved and made part of the whole process has not been decided yet.
“A constituency’s registered voters input will be given 33 per cent weightage in the award of ticket to an individual candidate,” the leader explained.
PTI is expected to announce the formation of the party’s parliamentary board next month.