SLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari arrived in the federal capital on Wednesday to finalise plans for conducting intra-party elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) as part of the first phase.

PPP spokesman Farhatullah Babar said that Mr Bilawal would be in Islamabad for two days to hold meetings to discuss the intra-party polls. “In his last visit to Islamabad in December, Bilawal had given some tasks to the PPP’s KP chapter for holding party polls in five districts of the province,” said the senator, adding that a report on arrangements made in the districts would be presented to the chairman.

According to the PPP, the intra-party elections will be held under a pattern set by a three-member committee of the PPP’s senior leadership. “The first phase of the elections will be held in five districts of KP, from the district to union council levels under the new election pattern,” said Senator Babar.

The last time PPP conducted intra-party elections was two years ago under the supervision of former Senate chairman Farooq Naek.