Home Page
NewsOld guard forces Khan to dump PTI interim setup
19 March 2012
Old guard forces Khan to dump PTI interim setup


LAHORE – The PTI old guard have forced Imran Khan to abandon bringing interim party organisation. They have also led the party to intra-party polls in an effort to dispel the public impression that the PTI has become another traditional political party, TheNation has learnt.
The plan to bring an interim setup was aimed at accommodating those political figures who have joined the PTI after October 30 public moot, apparently to make peace between the founding members (the old guard) and traditional politicians (new entrants) over the issue of grabbing various party positions.
PTI sources privy to the development regarding abandonment of the interim party organisation plan by Imran and his close aides told this correspondent on Sunday that the old guard strongly resisted the above-mentioned
plan and advised Mr Khan that it is high time that the public impression about PTI turning another traditional party was dispelled by making nominations on several party offices instead of holding intra-party polls.
They also told Imran that a feeling among the party supporters was growing stronger that the party had been hijacked by the traditional political faces who haven’t rendered a single sacrifice for it, while the mentioned political figures were fast becoming a steering force of the PTI instead of those who founded the party and remained with it through thick and thin.
Taking the argument further, they told the party chief that PTI should it was vital for the party to establish its ‘democratic credentials’ keeping in view the possibilities of general elections this year by holding the intra-party polls instead of making nominations to party offices through an interim party organization. They added that the party workers themselves should be allowed to choose their leaders at the union, tehsil, district and province level and that only the elected leaders should have the right to hold any party office.
While the traditional political lot in the PTI, to counter this move by the old guard, have started separate campaigns to form their groups within the party to muster support for grabbing the party positions during the intra-party polls, which the PTI chief has said would take place after the completion of membership drive to be kick-started in the last week of this month and expected to conclude in next two months.
Close circles of political bigwigs in the PTI like Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Jehangir Tareen, Javed Hashmi, Sardar Asif Ahmed Ali, Jamal Leghari, Khursheed Mehmood Kasuri and Mazhar Qureshi told this scribe that they have started separate campaigns within the party to create enough support base to help them reach the party offices of their desire. Shafqat Mehmood, Central Secretary Information, when contacted avoided a direct reply to abandoning the interim party organisation but said that the intra-party polls would be held after the completion of the membership drive. “Only those leaders will hold the party offices who get elected in these intra-party elections.”
PTI Central Vice President Ijaz Chaudhary when reached said: “It would be the sole prerogative of the party members to elect the old guard or the new comers.”
Meanwhile, the sources informing about the process expected to put in action for electing leaders for various party offices during the intra-party polls told this reporter that in the first phase for the primary units ‘Blocs’ would be elected, which would elect the party office bearers for the union council. They added that the elected union council leaders in the party polls would elect the tehsils leaderships, while the tehsil leaders would elect the district teams for the party.
They further informed that an executive council would be elected from the district leaderships, which would elect the leaders for the provincial party organizations. The sources informed that the elected provincial chapter organizations would elect a national council, while the council would elect the members of the central executive council and central organization of the party.

Source: the nation
NewsSee Also in Political News
Blackmailer in Lahore Who Filmed Porn Videos Arrested By FIA
19 October 2016

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has recently arrested Azhar Safdar, a blackmailer, for posting sexual videos of women along with illicit pictures on social media accounts. The culprit, son of Muhammad Safdar, was arrested last night according to the details made public. TheFIA?s cybercrime circle set up only a month ago which has overlooked thousands of cybercrime incidents. Some of the culprits have already been arrested and are awaiting court orders. Those proved guilty of blackmailing ... Full Story
PTV earned no profit in last three years, Senate told
15 October 2016

ISLAMABAD - The Senate was told Tuesday that Pakistan Television (PTV) has not earned any profit in the last three years mainly because of pension benefits of the retiring staff. ?The main reason for not earning profit is actuarial valuation (pension plan) entries which are incorporated on the recommendation of Statuary Auditors and Board of Director,? Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rasheed (pictured) said during the question hour. ?These entries relate to retiring staff ... Full Story
IMF denies giving Ishaq Dar Finance Minister of the Year award
14 October 2016

ISLAMABAD: The Emerging Markets newspaper does not belong to International Monetary Fund, said Harald Finger, the IMF?s Mission Chief to Pakistan on Thursday amid new revelations that five state-owned firms partially funded the publication?s latest edition. Last week, the newspaper conferred Best Finance Minister of South Asia Award to Ishaq Dar and Best country in South Asia in infrastructure development to Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal. Government functionaries jumped to ... Full Story
A welcome step from KP: Exams being designed to do away with Ruttafication...
14 October 2016

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa elementary and secondary education department has decided in principle to introduce a new examination system for fifth and eighth grades in the ... Full Story
Lal Masjid warns Nawaz government against release of Asia Bibi
13 October 2016

ISLAMABAD: As the top court is set to hear Aasia Bibi?s appeal against her death penalty on Thursday, Islamabad?s Lal Masjid has warned against her ?possible? release. Bibi, a ... Full Story
These Pakistanis are among 500 most influential Muslims
10 October 2016

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif and Abida Parveen have been featured on the ?World?s 500 Most Influential Muslims? list 2017. Published by ... Full Story
Punjab police seek KP-like powers for their chief
10 October 2016

LAHORE: Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) officers, whose majority prefers to work in Punjab because of relatively better law and order situation, desire Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) ... Full Story
Needs 7,138 signatures by October 27, 2016 to get a response from the White House
08 October 2016

India is involved in spreading terrorism and in bloody proxy wars against it's adjoining countries particularly Islamic Republic of Pakistan, especially in the province of ... Full Story
NAP- related police operation stopped after raids on PML-N UC chairmen outhouses
08 October 2016
Imran's is not an empty threat: Ayaz Amir
05 October 2016
Reham Khan writing an "explosive book" to tell the "truth" about Imran
26 September 2016
Power outages planned to be cut by half from November
24 September 2016
Millions of Rupees Embezzled from PM?s Loan Scheme
22 September 2016
Bahamas files leaks expose politicians' offshore links
22 September 2016
PTI central leadership decides Raiwind March is must
15 September 2016
Dacoits Attacked This Man From Lahore on Motorway, The Way Police Reacted Will Leave You Speechless
10 September 2016
To fight tax dodging, Denmark will buy leaked Panama Papers
08 September 2016
Obama nominates Pakistani-American as first ever Muslim federal judge
07 September 2016
Reshma Qureshi: From Acid Attack Survivor to a New York Fashion Model
07 September 2016
Pakistan lagging behind education targets by over half century - UN
06 September 2016
In A World Going Mad, A Pakistan Air Force Pilot Set An Example And Helped IAF Pilot Nachiketa Escape Torture!
06 September 2016
Hamza Ali Abbasi's Reply to the Additional Secretary Prosecution and GoP
06 September 2016
Toss Up - Momina Mustehsan
05 September 2016
US general praises PAF pilots' skills
05 September 2016
Ten-month-old girl raped in India's capital
05 September 2016
Privacy Policy: We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Disclaimer: is not responsible for any content linked to or referred to from these pages. All videos, live tvs, blogs or video links point to content hosted on third party websites or members. We are using third party links for live tvs. Users who upload these videos or blogs agree not to upload illegal content when creating their user accounts. does not accept responsibility for content hosted on third party websites or by the members. If you have any questions please contact us.
Copyright © 2000-2016 All rights reserved unless where otherwise noted.