LAHORE: Javed Hashmi was made the President of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday, Express News reported. It was not immediately clear whether Hashmi was voted into the position.
Hashmi, during a press conference in Lahore along with PTI Chairman Imran Khan, said that the party members will all work together against corruption and for strengthening democracy.
Having a significant party position, the new PTI president would have a say in decisions related to awarding party tickets to members.
Hashmi had joined the PTI in December last year. The former Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader had disclosed that his decision was not emotional nor for power, and taken only after making sure that Imran was not supported by the establishment.
Hashmi at the press conference also welcomed the workers of the Pakistan Democratic Party (PDP), which has recently merged with the PTI.
According to a source, Hashmi has played an important role in convincing the PDP president Nawabzada Mansoor to merge his party with the PTI.
It is pertinent to mention that three of the prominent PTI members – Mian Azhar, Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri and Sardar Assef Ahmed – have still not been appointed to any party position.
Top positions in PTI
Chairman Imran Khan
Secretary General Dr Arif Alvi
President Javed Hashmi
Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi
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