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PM Imran nominates Abdul Qayyum Niazi as PTI's candidate for AJK PM

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry announced on Wednesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan had nominated Abdul Qayyum Niazi as the next premier of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

In a tweet, the minister said that PM Imran had made the decision after extensive consultation and reviewing all suggestions. "He is a dynamic and genuine political activist and his heart beats for the people," he said.

Azhar Mashwani, Punjab chief minister's focal person for digital media, added that Niazi was a member of the AJK Legislative Assembly from border area Abbaspur Poonch.

"He is also the central joint secretary of the PTI," he said.

Imran Khan had on Friday and Saturday interviewed no less than seven candidates for the position of AJK premier. The prime minister had put various questions to them, relating to their future strategy and views on environment, tourism and national and international issues.

Niazi — who won the recent AJK polls from the LA-18 constituency — was not earlier in the run for the PM slot, but his name came to the fore suddenly.

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