PTI's internal strife over award of tickets forcing leaders to quit

Published: June 13, 2018
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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Humanyun Jogezai addressing a press conference at the Quetta Press Club. PHOTO: ONLINE

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Humanyun Jogezai addressing a press conference at the Quetta Press Club. PHOTO: ONLINE

QUETTA: The statement of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Balochistan Chapter President Yar Muhammad Rind about Baloch being more than Pashtuns in number in the province has resulted in the youth being neglected in the distribution of tickets, a PTI member says.

“Before giving such statements, one should consult the 2018 census results,” said Humanyun Jogezai while addressing a news conference at the Quetta Press Club on Tuesday.

Jogezai said, “The statement is beyond reality and has created hostility among the ranks on ethnic grounds.”

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He further said, “We have informed the party chairman about the grievances of the youth. He, in response, assured to address the issues after he comes back from pilgrimage.”

He said that the statement of Rind to a private news channel about the population of both the Pashtuns and the Baloch “is not based on reality”.

He said that such types of statement would increase the gap among the two brother races.

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“The PTI Qilla Abdullah president has resigned in protest against Rind’s statement,” he added.

In his concluding remarks, he said, “The one-sided statement of the party’s provincial leadership has impaired the public sentiment. It seems as if a single group has taken hostage the entire party.”

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