PTI's countrywide membership campaign begins this Sunday: Imran Khan

Published: March 20, 2012

Khan says around 4-5 million party members will elect party officials after a voting process. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) countrywide membership campaign will begin from coming Sunday and will be Pakistan’s “biggest membership campaign in the history”, announced PTI chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday.

Addressing a press conference in Lahore, Khan said that around 4-5 million party members will elect party officials after a voting process.

“There will be open membership… The registered members will elect party officials,” said Khan and added that the party is preparing for the campaign as groundwork is needed for such a step.

“There are issues in Southern Punjab, especially after the passage of 18th Amendment, when all the powers have been centralised with the provincial government.

“The demands for Seraiki province, Bahawalpur province are increasing as the inferiority complex among people is rising. But we have a clear mandate: provinces should be in the form of administrative units,” stated Khan and added that the provinces should not be used as an “election gimmick”.

Correction: Due to an editing error, an earlier version of the article mistakenly wrote “4-5 million” as “40-50″. The error has been rectified.

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Reader Comments (20)

  • NA
    Mar 20, 2012 - 10:48AM

    there is typo
    it should be 40-50 lakhs which is 4-5 million people

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  • yaz
    Mar 20, 2012 - 10:50AM

    Thats a big chalenge for PTI. If done successfully can do wonders for the party and will be a feather in their cap.

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  • Abdul Rehman
    Mar 20, 2012 - 10:52AM

    Great Job! :)

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  • All BS
    Mar 20, 2012 - 11:12AM

    Sign me up, with PTI there is finally a chance for me to vote for a better Pakistan

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  • patriot
    Mar 20, 2012 - 11:19AM

    God bless IK

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  • SAA
    Mar 20, 2012 - 12:27PM

    Correct the caption of the image as well, You error-prone newspaper journos!

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  • Iram
    Mar 20, 2012 - 12:58PM

    i am already registered, let me know how can i serve more?

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  • am
    Mar 20, 2012 - 1:15PM

    i will respond

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  • is
    Mar 20, 2012 - 1:30PM

    excellent !!!

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  • Acorn Guts
    Mar 20, 2012 - 1:49PM

    No wonder Mr Hashmi was made the president of the party so suddenly yesterday. Don’t want ‘4-5million‘ people to ‘democratically elect‘ someone else as the party president by mistake now do we?

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  • Mar 20, 2012 - 2:24PM

    Good job it would make PTI an organized party but PTI is still zero in Baluchistan, Sindh and upper punjab

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  • xyz
    Mar 20, 2012 - 2:30PM

    I have not seen as many typo errors in any other newspaper. This is atleast my 15th time that ive easily recognized an error. ET should really take their time and not rush to just somehow pop up the news before others do while not caring about such errors. Shame!

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  • Fareed
    Mar 20, 2012 - 2:47PM

    Beware of 2 numbri newcomers of other parties who would like to create difficulty. It’s the job of the local PTI followers to scrutinize them.

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  • Salman Orangiwala
    Mar 20, 2012 - 3:33PM

    Imran’s sunami truned out to be the perfect storm in the tea cup .PTI didnot ever dare to participate in the bye elections .So far so the revolution .lolzzzzzz,……

    Now they are trying to woo the voters .

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  • Kkk
    Mar 20, 2012 - 3:59PM

    @Acorn Guts Do you even read the news or just post comments?
    @Pakistan Politics – PTI is not zero in Balochistan, trust me I live here. You will be astonished to see the support Imran gets in Quetta.

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  • A S
    Mar 20, 2012 - 4:44PM

    Do all the members of PTI uphold “JUSTICE” in their everyday deeds?
    Let us all see and make a note if all the members of PTI show justice in their everyday deeds.
    Doing justice in everyday life makes a person Muslim whereas absence of justice makes people non Muslim.
    Doing justice is to regard, respect and treat every one of the humankind exactly as what he or she is, i.e. a humankind.

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  • Falcon
    Mar 20, 2012 - 6:07PM

    @Acorn Guts:
    This placement is for running daily operations for next 3 months only. PTI is going to run membership campaign for 2 months and then have bottom-up elections (district level to national level) for a month. At that point, all the positions in the party will be put up for re-election, including that of chairman (currently managed by IK). PTI de-briefed about the plan yesterday.

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  • khalid
    Mar 21, 2012 - 2:35PM

    Great job Imran Khan

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  • Wasif
    Mar 21, 2012 - 7:35PM

    Both PTI and the PCO SC have one thing major in common. They both endorsed and supported the acts of high treason by Gen Mush. Only after that they have become born again. The new or third force is all fine but where is the difference in PTI and other rightwing parties and their programs? The other parties are not good and let me have a chance and I would change everything in days does not make a revolutionary argument. I am not against any popular party but still waiting for a revolutionary or different manifesto, including new programs and where the money would come from and what would be slashed. Only a naive person would believe that we can do it all without any cuts.

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  • muhammad khan
    Mar 29, 2012 - 8:36PM

    i love pti we r supporting pti here
    at time of election we will be in pakistan INSHA ALLAH

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