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Imran To Contest From Gulshan-i-Iqbal NA-243; ‘We Want The Next PM From Karachi’

JUN 15, 2018: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s parliamentary board on Thursday officially announced that PTI chairman Imran Khan would be contesting the election from NA-243 (Karachi East). The official announcement comes a month and a half after PTI Karachi president Engr. Firdous Naqvi told PKonweb that Khan wants to contest from the mega city on two National Assembly seats — NA-256 and NA-243, as “Imran and PTI’s thought-leaders concur that the next Prime Minister should be from Karachi”. “Most probably, Imran will contest for the National Assembly seat from District EastRead More

Only Anti-Corruption Drive Can Pull Pakistan Back From Brink of Chaos: Imran Khan Interview

“Extremism is not Pakistan’s problem. Pakistan’s problem is governance”; “Lee Kwan Yew of Singapore and Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia as examples of men who made their countries advance because they cleaned them up” SIMON HEFFER: To many of a certain age, Imran Khan is first and foremost the great all-rounder who captained Pakistan’s cricket team and played the international game from the 1970s to the 1990s. But these days, following an impressive career in philanthropy, Imran leads the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, and after elections in early July hopes toRead More

Imran Khan’s Bold Move: Setting a Welcome Democratic Precedent to Eliminate Horse-trading

FINALLY, a political leader has taken action, going beyond the condemnations and lamentations of the political system that have become so common. In an extraordinary news conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, PTI supremo Imran Khan named members of his own party in the KP Assembly who allegedly sold their votes in the recent Senate elections. Twenty PTI MPAs from KP were named by Mr Khan, who claimed that internal party action will be initiated against the accused legislators before evidence is turned over to the National Accountability Bureau. Mr Khan’sRead More

Imran Outs, Ousts 20 Party Members Who ‘Sold Votes’ in Senate Polls

(DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday publicly outed 20 party members and allies for “participating in horse trading” during the Senate elections last month. Khan announced the party was taking action against these members and allies. These individuals will be given a chance to explain before their names are forwarded to the National Accountability Bureau, Khan said while addressing a press conference in capital Islamabad. The PTI chief said that no other party took any action against those who were guilty of buying and selling votes duringRead More

Imran Khan Rules Out Alliance With ‘Corrupt Leaders Nawaz and Zardari’

(PKONWEB Report) — Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman has once against ruled out any political alliance with ‘bitter’ rivals, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and or Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in the 2018 general elections this summer. “There can be no alliance with corrupt leaders like Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari,” Imran said while addressing a news conference in Punjab capital Lahore on Saturday afternoon. Khan is on a two-day visit to the provincial capital in connection with the party’s membership drive. “I had been pointed out about loyalties being bought forRead More

Wasim Akram Refutes Joining Any Political Party

Pakistan newspapers have reported that legendary left-arm pacer Wasim Akram is joining Imran Khan’s party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Speaking to Gulf News from Pakistan Akram said: “I do support Imran bhai (brother) but I haven’t joined any political party.” Akram considers Khan as one who helped him a lot in his career and taught him many qualities that is needed to be successful. Speaking about Imran, Akram had once told Gulf News: “Imran was instrumental for my success. But for him I wouldn’t have known how to bowl to someRead More

What Lodhran By-Poll Result Said About Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif

IRSHAD SALIM (February 14, 2018) — Both leaders are in shock and awe with Lodhran by-poll results–for same reasons– each did not expect what the voters handed out to their party candidate: Khan’s, a defeat and Sharif’s, the win. The Monday contest in southern Punjab is the last one before national and provincial elections this summer. Whoever wins the most seat in the largest province of the counntry will obviously form the government in the center. Same holds true for the provincial government where Sharif’s younger brother Shahbaz rules. And,Read More