Imran Khan elected PTI chairperson unopposed

No one had filed nomination papers for the party chairperson against Imran.


Our Correspondent March 20, 2013
File photo of PTI Chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

LAHORE: Continuing their intra-party elections, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan was elected as the party chairperson unopposed on Wednesday.

Khan had filed nomination papers for the slot in the presence of election officer Hamid Khan at a local hotel yesterday. However, no other party official filed nomination papers to challenge Khan.

Khan's unopposed election was preceded by intra-party elections that were held across Punjab and in parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa in January and February.

The intra-party elections, PTI has maintained, are part of the party's strategy to beat dynastic politics.

Imran Khan has said that there will be a two-term limit on anyone being head of his Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), after the upcoming internal party polls to elect a chairperson.

“I will not be a lifetime head of this party because it is against democratic norms and values,” Khan said, addressing a gathering of newly-elected party office bearers at the PTI office here on Tuesday.

He said that unlike the PML-N and PPP, the PTI would not become a “family limited and branded political” party.

COMMENTS (69)

Ashraf P | 8 years ago | Reply

Imran should boycott jalsas and participate in elections. Instead he is doing the opposite.

Imran Sarmad | 8 years ago | Reply

Sonami Plus hits Lahore on 23rd March… We all will be there…..INSHALLAH

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