Fauzia Kasuri was never a founding member: Imran Khan

All allegations against party leadership are baseless, says an official statement.


Zahid Gishkori June 06, 2013
PTI was founded in 1996 by seven members which does not include Fauzia Kasuri. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: In an official statement, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan clarified on Thursday that Fauzia Kasuri was never a founding member of the party.

According to a party statement, all allegations that were leveled by Kasuri against PTI leadership were baseless and false.

The statement listed Imran Khan, Naeemul Haque, Ahsan Rasheed, Hafeez Khan, Mowahid Hussain Syed, Mahmood Awan and Nausherwan Burki as the party founding members.

The seven members founded PTI in April 1996, others were members who joined afterwards.

"The party has a number of committed members who have been working since a very long time but no one else apart from the ones mentioned are founding members," the statement said.

Kasuri quit PTI earlier this week after accusing party leadership of ignoring merit and involving itself in nepotism.

PTI Chairman had refused to award ticket to Kasuri for NA-48, the seat vacated by PTI leader Javed Hashmi, confirmed the statement.

COMMENTS (64)

Nazir Ahmed Minto | 8 years ago | Reply Fauzia Kasuri , has indeed !..been very Vocal about Her views...and has always defended the PTI..on several occasions !...however..She should be patient ! Imran Khan..will do everything that is good for the PTI. Her Day shall come...in the due course of Time ! List item
M S S | 8 years ago | Reply @TARIQ: No please vote for PTI and ANP or any other party. The present leaders of MQM are not fit for the purpose. Once they are confined to the dustbins of time and new normal leadership takes over you may vote for MQM also, but not for some years.
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