PPP's Bilawal directs review of party tickets

KARACHI, April 3: After reports about Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Zardari’s reservation over allocation of tickets for the forthcoming elections and his departure to Dubai, the young PPP leader returned to the country and directed a review of the party tickets in 64 constituencies of the National Assembly and provincial assemblies. bilawalHe told party leaders that those candidates who won in the 2002 and 2008 general elections may be given preference on the awarding of tickets for the 2013 polls. Bilawal said he did not want to take any political risks in the coming general election. He also asked party leaders to apprise the voters about their performance to ensure their participation. He had gone to Dubai amid reports of differences with Asif Ali Zardari and his aunt Faryal Talpur over the party’s stance on several important matters, including the awarding of PPP tickets to candidates for the May 11 election. However, presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar has again denied reports of any rifts between Bilawal and President Zardari.]]>

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