PTI decided to pitch Shahzada Gustasap against Nawaz Sharif after rejection of Azam Swati's papers

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif. —Screengrab/ Facebook/ Nawaz Sharif 

MANSEHRA: After the returning officer rejected Senator Azam Khan Swati’s nomination papers, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has fielded former opposition leader in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, Shahzada Gustasap Khan, against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif in NA-15 constituency, The News reported on Saturday.

Addressing the ticket distribution ceremony in Mansehra district, PTI Mansehra President Sardar Khan said the party’s parliamentary board had awarded the ticket to Gustasap to face Nawaz in the general elections slated for February 8.

PTI ticket holders and workers from across the district attended the ceremony.

Sardar Khan, who distributed tickets to the party’s hopefuls for the two National and five provincial assembly seats in the district, said that despite facing enormous challenges in the February 8 elections, his party would form its governments at the centre and four provinces.

Amid cheering and slogans raised by activists in support of the party’s founding chairman Imran Khan, he said that they received a record number of applications from the candidates in Mansehra and other districts in Hazara division.

Sardar Khan said that Imran Saleem Swati was being awarded a party election ticket in NA-14, Mansehra-I.

He also gave away tickets to Munir Hussain Lughmani advocate for PK-36 Mansehra-I, former advisor to chief minister Babar Saleem Swati in PK-37, Zahid Chanzeb for PK-38, Akram Ghazi advocate for PK-39 and Abdul Shakoor Lughmani for PK-40.

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