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Bilawal for early finalization of Party candidates for Kashmir elections

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Lays down criteria for awarding party tickets

Islamabad April 16, 2016: A number of PPP AJK leaders today called on Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in Zardari House in Islamabad Saturday evening to welcome him on his visit to the federal capital.

Those who called on him included Former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, Ms Faryal Talpur MNA, former Governor Latif Khosa, President AJK Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob, Prime Minister AJK Chaudhry Abdul Majid, Latif Akbar and Chaudhry Pervaiz Ashraf.

Talking to the delegation Bilawal Bhutto said that the people of Kashmir are a key to a final settlement of the Kashmir dispute and that the Pakistan Peoples will continue to support them in their just struggle.

Resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Kashmir is also central to peace in the region, he said.

He said that the right of franchise of a people was a most fundamental right which cannot be ignored.

The delegation also briefed the Party chairman on the political situation obtaining in the AJK with particular reference to the forthcoming elections.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari asked the Kashmir chapter of the Party to get ready for the forthcoming elections and directed the Party leaders to step up the process of selecting the party candidates for the forthcoming elections.

He said that the parliamentary board for the award of party tickets must meet regularly and finalize recommendations for the award of party tickets. It is important so that the party is ready for campaigning as soon as the elections are announced.

He said that party tickets should be awarded after thorough scrutiny.

Laying down the criteria has said that a candidate’s past performance, reputation for integrity, rapport with the voters, service to the people, history of political struggle and consistency in standing by the Party through thick and thick should be taken into account while making recommendations for award of Party tickets..

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