ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, hinting at the party’s successful membership drive in recent months, has claimed that the party now has over 10 million members, Express News reported on Wednesday.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of Insaf professionals forum in Islamabad, Khan said that PTI did not fear any political party.
Comparing the party’s burgeoning vote bank with the other two major political forces of the country, Khan claimed that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), arguably Pakistan's largest political party, did not even have a total vote bank of 10 million people. While the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) could only boast 7 million voters.
PTI had wrapped up its membership drive in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab earlier this year, while they are trying to gather as many supporters as it can from Sindh and Balochistan. The party had extended its membership drive for the two provinces till July 31.
In March this year, PTI was gearing itself for the upcoming general elections by holding intra-party elections to elect election candidates.
Aspiring candidates would then undertake debates and undergo primaries to win a party ticket for contesting on Provincial Assembly or National Assembly seats.
When the drive started, the PTI had aimed for four million registered members for their electoral college.
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