Two splinter groups emerge from PTI

Heads of new factions allege Imran has become a tool of mafias.

Express January 13, 2012

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has become a tool of the land mafia, drug mafia and the Jewish lobby, Akhtar Iqbal Dar, a member of the PTI central media committee alleged on Thursday.

With that in mind, Dar announced the formation of a new faction of the party, the PTI Nazriati (Ideological).

As a result of Imran’s change in attitude, some veteran activists of the PTI were being forced to take this drastic step, Dar stressed.

Accompanied by Rana Usama, head of the Tehreek-i-Insaf (Awami) and other members of the party, Dar announced the decision at the Lahore Press Club.

While Pakistanis, particularly the younger generation, view the PTI as “a symbol of positive change”, in truth, after the party’s Lahore rally, the PTI converted to a party of “Makhdooms, Legharis, Waderas, looters, turncoats and timeservers”, Dar said.

People cannot be fooled much longer, Dar said, adding that those quoting examples of Bhutto winning the elections “even if a party ticket was awarded to a tree” would soon see that this would be false in Imran’s case.

If Imran’s own children and his properties are abroad, why would he bring a revolution out here? Dar inquired.

Those who were truly committed to the party have been given a backseat, PTI-Awami’s Usama said.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 13th, 2012.


Manzar Khan | 9 years ago | Reply

I think,Mr.Akhter Iqbal Dar Has Done right thing. PTI has ignored its die hard workers. Imran Khan must keep in mind that he cannot win his own Mianwali seat without the help of PML N. There is no chances of winning seats of his party in Punjab. They must avoid PML N otherwise they will be in serious trouble. The people of Punjab are fans of Nawaz Sharif & Shahbaz Sharif. PML N seems to be strongest party of the country. So if PTI wants to get some seats in assembly,they must make good relations with PML N.

Asghar | 9 years ago | Reply

You should believe in your leadership. Imran Khan is beyond personal gains let him follow his vision and come closer to position of influence to help people of Pakistan. Don\t be afraid of new comers just trust the leadership he is really honest

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