LAHORE: Akhtar Iqbal Dar, a member of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) central media committee, announced the formation of a new faction, PTI Nazriati (Ideological) on Wednesday. Dar said that he along with other veteran activists of the party were being ignored by Imran Khan and had been forced to take this decision because of his attitude.
Dar announced the decision at a press conference at Lahore Press Club and was accompanied by Rana Usama, the head of Tehreek-i-Insaf (Awami), and other members of the party.
He said that Pakistanis, particularly the new generation, saw the PTI as a symbol of positive change, but after the rally in Lahore it had been converted into a party of “Makhdooms, Legharis, Waderas, looters, turncoats and timeservers.”
Dar said that the people could not be fooled anymore and added that those quoting examples of Bhutto winning elections even if a party ticket was awarded to a tree would see that this will be false in the case of Imran Khan.
He said that the nation had woken up and was conscious because of a fast growing media.
Leveling serious allegation against Imran Khan, he said that he had become a tool of the land mafia, drug mafia and the Jewish lobby.
Dar said that Khan’s children and properties were abroad and questioned why he would bring a revolution.
Rana Usama said that the real committed activists of the party had been pushed back and announced that conventions will be held from February 20 across the country.