The prime minister said this while heading a meeting of the PTI’s core committee.

“We will be awarding tickets on merit for the local bodies’ slots,” he said while asking the party leaders to begin preparations for the elections.

The sources detailing the discussion during the meeting said that the meeting also mulled over PTI’s reorganization with Prime Minister Imran Khan also directing the leaders to reach out to the public with the party’s message.

The meeting besides mulling over the local bodies elections also discussed the matters pertaining to the NA-133 Lahore by-election where the nomination papers of the PTI candidates have been rejected by the ECP.