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Candidates Provided Full Opportunity To Prove Public Service, Political Struggle, Eligibility: Shehbaz Sharif
Faizan Hashmi 6 months ago Wed 13th June 2018 | 11:50 PM
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday said the PML-N was the only political party that conducted parliamentary board's meetings for 86 hours from June 4 to June 11.
LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 13th Jun, 2018 ) :Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday said the PML-N was the only political party that conducted parliamentary board's meetings for 86 hours from June 4 to June 11.
He said each candidate was interviewed during the meetings in order to make the process of awarding tickets in a transparent and democratic way.
"On the one hand people of Pakistan can see our performance, but on the other hand one party awarded a ticket to a candidate who passed away a year ago and the other party awarded a ticket to a woman PML-N ticket holder," he added.
The PML-N president said in a statement that the parliamentary board held hundreds of interviews of aspirants who submitted their applications for tickets. "All are equal in our party. The parliamentary board did not prefer anyone and I too appeared before it to be interviewed as aspirant for the ticket," Shehbaz said.
He said PML-N had made democracy in Pakistan stronger by making the process of awarding tickets democratic and transparent. The transparency of the parliamentary board was even very much clear before media persons who were invited to different meetings of the parliamentary board being observers to have a look at the whole process, the PML-N president maintained.
Shehbaz said the parliamentary board provided each candidate full opportunity to present his/her case before the board so that they could prove their eligibility, political struggle and public service.
"I myself presided over each meeting of the parliamentary board so that I could gauge the eligibility of each candidate. Every candidate who submitted application for PML-N ticket was important to us," the PML-N president said.
Shehbaz said the party not only provided everyone an opportunity to put up their cases but also gave them a chance to prove their suitability.