Election campaign: PTI to launch mass contact after Muharram

Published: November 21, 2012
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"The PTI will hold a meeting soon to decide the final strategy for the mass contact campaign and which leader would visit which area," says Mehmood. PHOTO: FILE

"The PTI will hold a meeting soon to decide the final strategy for the mass contact campaign and which leader would visit which area," says Mehmood. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: 

The senior leadership of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) will start a mass contact campaign after Muharram and continue it till the general elections, a senior party leader said.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan, Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi and President Javed Hashmi would visit various parts of the country for public gatherings and rallies as well as meetings with local office bearers, said PTI Information Secretary Shafqat Mehmood.

He said that the party leaders would inform the general public about the PTI’s manifesto and its commitment to changing the country, said Mehmood. The main aim would be to win support for the party in the upcoming elections.

The PTI will hold a meeting soon to decide the final strategy for the mass contact campaign, including which leader would visit which area, he said. Once the schedule for the general elections is announced, he said, the party leaders would campaign together in various regions.

Asked about funding for the campaign, Mehmood said the PTI could not match the ruling parties, which he alleged were using official resources in their election campaigns. He said that surveys showed that the public thought of the ruling parties as corrupt and inefficient and the PTI would exploit that in its campaign.

The PTI spokesman said that of the 62,500 eligible voters for party elections in Islamabad, 32,000, had voted. He said that this 51 per cent turnout was unprecedented in the history of Pakistan and belied stories that the PTI was losing popularity. The PTI will prove that it is not a dynastic political party but a democratic party, Mehmood added.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 21st, 2012.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • AS
    Nov 21, 2012 - 2:57AM

    This time they should tell people how they failed in one year, and have lost without contesting election.

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  • KH
    Nov 21, 2012 - 9:25AM

    Keep going PTI…no comments by haters on the intra party elections?

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  • Ali
    Nov 21, 2012 - 9:36AM

    The last ray of hope is PTI.

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  • Abid Jadoon
    Nov 21, 2012 - 10:23AM

    PTI is bound to win the next election. Other parties have lost moral courage and integrity. These parties remained in power and made life miserable for poor.

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Nov 21, 2012 - 10:38AM

    All the more reasons for PTI to talk the talk and walk the walk. If it claims to have that many voters/supporters/registered members, the party should immediately field candidates to contest the upcoming by-elections in different constituencies of Punjab.

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  • True picture
    Nov 21, 2012 - 11:17AM

    Vote for PTI if you want real change in Pakistan, get rid of dynastic corrupt parties!

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  • us
    Nov 21, 2012 - 12:01PM

    With elections looming, PTI has to put up a stronger public show to gather momentum and turn the support into vote bank.

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  • Nov 21, 2012 - 12:04PM

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  • ihtisham
    Nov 21, 2012 - 1:05PM

    PTI is the future. All other parties r past.

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  • Sardar Khalid Mahmood - Advocate
    Nov 23, 2012 - 12:30PM

    In my opinion PTI headed by Imran Khan is seriously lacking in presenting a workable, practicable, tangible and understandable program to bring about real improvement in Pakistan – the Manifesto they declared are merely slogans.

    Every political party in Pakistan has the best worded Manifesto – collection of beautiful words , phrases and slogans – and PTI did not show any exception whatsoever. Perhaps that’s the reason why masses in bulk are not being attracted. The Party instead is losing it’s charm and appeal among multitudes.Recommend

  • Salman Zafar
    Nov 25, 2012 - 9:50PM

    @AS:
    What nonsense… They haven’t even came to power and you r asking them to explain for failure… Ask these questions to zardari and nawaz…
    If u don’t agree with PTI policies or objectives… Vote for someone else. Simple for you…

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