PTI taken over by a mafia, claims Wajih

Retired judge wants party leader to meet his seven demands

Aroosa Shaukat August 15, 2015
Justice (retd) Wajihuddin Ahmed. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: There is no dictatorship in the party but a mafia has taken over its administration and isolated the rank and file from the leadership, said Justice (retired) Wajih ud Din. He was addressing a press conference in Lahore on Friday.

Having recently been suspended from the party by chairman Imran Khan for being vocal on internal matters of the party, Justice Wajih ud Din has taken to initiating a campaign. He claims this campaign to be in the process of reforming the party. He denies rumours of forming a new bloc within the party.

Read: PTI chief suspends Justice Wajiuddin over 'tirade' against party leaders

Seven demands have also been put forth by Justice Wajih including formation of taskforce to implement decisions by PTI Election Tribunal and the Standing Committee on Accountability and Discipline. He has also insisted on the formation of an Accountability Commission; all central and provincial office bearers should be de-notified and made ineligible for intraparty elections along with formation of interim central and provincial set-ups.

He further demands that the party’s Election Commission should be empowered and resourced to immediately hold intra-party elections. He also insisted on the formation of a national reconciliation commission and suspension of all office-bearers found guilty of corruption and misuse of authority.

He said that the party was being run like a mafia.

Demanding transparent intraparty elections in the party, he said he wanted democracy and strong institutions within the party. He also advised that it was time that middle age people be brought forward to take the lead, with senior members to guide and the youth prepared to take on the lead role through a process.

Read: Justice Wajihuddin’s PTI membership suspended

Commenting on the status of his affiliation with the party, he said while his membership had been suspended he was still a part of the party.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 15th, 2015.


syed & syed | 6 years ago | Reply @Rumormonger: MQM is a middle class party and no feudal was admitted that is why MQM is facing the unjust treatment from Nawaz Shareef
kkj | 6 years ago | Reply looks justice Wajih is right, but implementing his demands would hurt PTI party in short term measures, but in long run they would be beneficial
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