24 former PML-Q parliamentarians, nazims join PTI

Imran Khan says anyone can join PTI, but party tickets will only be given to those who declare their assets.


Express November 17, 2011

LAHORE: At least two dozen former Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) MPAs, MNAs and nazims announced they were joining the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday.

PTI chairman Imran Khan welcomed the former PML-Q parliamentarians' and party workers' decision. Khan said anyone could join his party, but party tickets would only be given to those who sincerely declare their assets, Express 24/7 reported.

Khan also said that the establishment cannot control the PTI as it is driven by “a vision” and that his party is not an heirloom that his children would inherit.

The PTI chairman criticised the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and accused them of engaging in dynastic politics of give and take.

As reported earlier, the PTI Sindh leadership said that the former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will join Khan’s party soon. Qureshi is expected to make an official announcement during a rally being held in Kashmore on November 27.

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COMMENTS (73)

From Toronto With Love | 9 years ago | Reply

IK-----------Be watchful. If you fail for wrong reasons, the hopes of Pakistanis will be dashed for a long time to come. Its about the vision not making the government today. Even if you get few good men in the parliament you will create an effective pressure group. Keep faith, keep high moral standards, result is always in Allah's hand. Best of luck.

wonderer | 9 years ago | Reply

The indiscriminate admission of all and sundry my yet be the downfall of PTI, and that will be sad.

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