In a first, PPP issues party ticket to the dead leader: Report

In a first, PPP issues party ticket to the dead leader: Report

KARACHI – The political forces in Pakistan have partially completed issuing tickets to the aspiring candidates and as the deadline issued by Election Commission of Pakistan to file nominations papers ended, some blunders were also committed in the process.

Besides Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Pakistan Peoples Party has also announced its candidates for the forthcoming elections but surprisingly, it issued a ticket to one of the dead party leader.

Jam Bijar Khan Jokhio, who died a year ago, was awarded ticket for PS-79 constituency by Pakistan Peoples Party.

The core cause of gross mistake is due to the fact that Owais Jokhio, the son of the deceased politician, had submitted an application to get the party ticket to contest upcoming General Elections 2018.

However, the party issued the ticket to the leader who is no more alive.

Jam Bijar Khan, chieftain of the Jokhio tribe and a former member of the Sindh Assembly had passed away at the age of 85 in his native village, Jam Goth on 30 May 2017.

A number of tribal chiefs and politicians from across Sindh and Balochistan attended his funeral at Jam Goth.

PPP is not the only party to have overlook pivotal aspects during the strenuous process of awarding party tickets.

Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf granted party ticket to Nazia Raheel – a political figure who is a staunch worker of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz.