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PTI Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

PTI Pakistan Tehreek-e-insafThe Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) (Urdu: پاکستان تحريک انصاف; Pakistan Movement for Justice) is a centrist, progressive political party in Pakistan, which was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The fastest growing political party in Pakistan, PTI has established itself as one of the country’s mainstream national parties.

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Afghan election result delayed due to fraud probe 23 Apr 2014
Kabul  - Afghanistan’s preliminary presidential election result has been delayed by two days due to fraud investigations and will now be released on Saturday, officials said Wednesday as they vowed to sift out fake votes. Partial results from the April 5 election to succeed President Hamid Karzai have already been released, with former foreign minister […]
Bangladesh court orders opposition chief’s trial go ahead 23 Apr 2014
Dhaka  - A Bangladesh court ruled Wednesday opposition leader Khaleda Zia should stand trial for embezzlement in a case that could see her jailed for life, a prosecutor said. The High Court rejected the former two-time premier’s appeals to halt the trial, which had been expected to start on Monday after she was indicted on […]
India anti-graft champion Kejriwal accuses rivals of sell-out 23 Apr 2014
Varanasi (India)- Firebrand anti-corruption champion Arvind Kejriwal accused his rivals in India’s elections on Wednesday of selling out to big business by accepting hundreds of millions of dollars to bankroll their campaigns. As he arrived in Varanasi to file his nomination papers and line up a contest against frontrunner Narendra Modi, Kejriwal said India’s democratic […]
Indian Kashmir officials quit after rebel threats 23 Apr 2014
Srinagar (India)- At least 30 fearful local officials have resigned in Indian Kashmir after rebels killed two colleagues and issued a warning against voting this week in the country’s elections, residents said Wednesday. Hand-written notices announcing the resignations were posted in Tral area of the southern Kashmir valley where militants shot dead two officials and […]
Pakistan ministry demands TV station shutdown in shooting row 23 Apr 2014
Islamabad  - Pakistan’s defence ministry has asked for the country’s top-rating television channel to be shut down after it broadcast allegations blaming an intelligence agency for shooting a leading journalist, officials said Wednesday. The ministry wrote to the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) late on Tuesday asking it to cancel the broadcasting licence of […]
Pakistan court adjourns Musharraf travel ban application 23 Apr 2014
Karachi – Pakistani former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, facing a battery of criminal cases, must wait a fortnight to learn if he will be given permission to go abroad to visit his sick mother. A court in Karachi on Wednesday adjourned a hearing on the retired general’s application to have a travel ban lifted so […]
Cancellations on Everest amid talks to save climbing season 23 Apr 2014
Kathmandu – Another major mountaineering company has abandoned its Everest expedition after a deadly avalanche killed 16 Nepalese guides, as the government strove Wednesday to save the climbing season, a vital earner for the country. New Zealand-based Adventure Consultants lost three people in last Friday’s avalanche which struck a party of sherpas preparing routes for […]
Mumbai slum-dwellers wary of India election promises 23 Apr 2014
Mumbai  - After four decades in the same Mumbai slum, Vimal Gaikwad is well used to politicians’ tall promises at election time, when the city’s millions of shanty dwellers become sought-after voters. “The candidates just promise and say they will help, and then they do nothing,” said the 60-year-old grandmother, perched on the steps of […]
With awards, Bollywood shows growing imprint in US 23 Apr 2014
Washington – Bollywood this week throws its premier awards event for the first time in the United States, which has quietly become the leading overseas market for India’s prolific film industry. The International Indian Film Academy on Wednesday kicks off four days of festivities in Tampa culminating in an awards ceremony Saturday that will bring […]
PM chairs meeting on issues regarding Electricity and Gas theft 23 Apr 2014
Islamabad , Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that electricity load-shedding should be kept to minimum duration as much as possible so that consumers do not face inconvenience. He said this while chairing a high level meeting here at PM House on Wednesday.The meeting was attended by Minister for Finance Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Minister for […]
UK tourist recounts ‘hellish’ time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo 22 Apr 2014
Colombo – A 37-year-old British nurse recounted Tuesday her “hellish” experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities. Naomi Coleman was arrested at the country’s main international airport on Monday shortly after her arrival on a flight from neighbouring India […]
CM PK chairs high level meeting on Law & Order 22 Apr 2014
Peshawar :  KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak shown apprehension that third unseen power can take wrong benefit of the suspension of peace negotiations and end of ceasefire between government and Taliban and attributed the recent terror incidents to the same signals.   He was presiding over a high level meeting regarding law and order situation […]
MQM joins Sindh govt, two ministers, three advisors inducted 22 Apr 2014
KARACHI :  Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Tuesday finally joined Pakistan Peoples Party-led Sindh government after almost one year. The party received slots of two ministers, two advisors and a special assistant after joining the government. Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad administered oath to two MQM MPAs Abdul Rauf Siddiqui and Dr Sagheer Ahmed as […]
There should be no separate laws for rich and poor: JI 22 Apr 2014
Lahore,  Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul Haq, has said that if Pervez  Musharraf was allowed to leave the country contrary to court orders, the government would be held responsible for that. Addressing the special session of the JI central executive at Mansoora on Tuesday, he said there should not be separate laws for the […]

In Depth

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was founded by Imran Khan on April 25, 1996 in Lahore, Pakistan. Founded initially as a sociopolitical movement, PTI began to grow slowly but never achieved immediate popularity. During the 1990s, Pakistan experienced instability, as Pakistan’s two largest political parties, the Pakistan People’s Party and the Pakistan Muslim League (N), were elected but never completed their tenure due to allegations of corruption and mismanagement. In this time of divisive discord between the two feuding political parties, Khan launched PTI as a revolutionary party, which he claimed represented the true aspirations of the people of Pakistan. In 1999, when President Nawaz Sharif, a PML-N politician, was ousted by General Pervez Musharraf in a bloodless coup, Khan supported General Musharraf because he believed that General Musharraf would be able to unite the country and lead it forward, away from the internal bickering and impotency of Pakistan’s main political parties. Later, he would become one of General Musharraf’s most vehement critics.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s constitution was approved on January 24, 1999 by the Central Executive Committee in Lahore, Pakistan and in October 2002, Imran Khan ran for office in the National Elections and became a Member of Parliament (MP) for Mianwali, his hometown. PTI supported General Musharraf’s 2002 referendum, which allowed President Pervez Musharraf to remain in power for another five years. During the Musharraf era, PTI supported the government’s policies, which had allowed for strong economic growth, liberalization of the media, and general increase in prosperity and development. Khan, however, remained deeply critical of the entire political order of Pakistan, which he deemed corrupt, inefficient, and morally bereft of any of the founding principles of Pakistan. In protest, Khan began a grassroots campaign to raise awareness about his political party.

PTI believes that because Pakistan never developed properly, due to successive indifferent and incompetent administrations, the country never remained true to its founding ideals. As a relatively new political party in the national arena, PTI wishes to create a modern, democratic Islamic republic which advocates complete political, religious, and economic freedom. Basing his entire political platform as being derived from Jinnah’s vision of a harmonious and peaceful country, PTI chief Imran Khan has consistently spoken out against exploitation, corruption, and prejudices of all kind. One of the most dynamic political parties, PTI has envisaged a democratic system ensuring justice, equality and prosperity for all citizens.

In large part, the rise of PTI has stemmed from dissatisfaction with the status-quo, which has usually consisted of military dictatorships and corrupt democratically elected administrations. With a ruling elite in Pakistan that has historically focused on maintaining power, thereby stunting the growth of true democracy, Pakistan experienced several transitions from democratic to dictatorial regimes and vice versa. When such military dictatorships emerged, the federal government assumed complete control and usually subverted the constitutional powers of the various federating units.

PTI has emerged as a robust counterweight to Pakistan’s two traditional political parties, the Pakistan People’s Party and the Pakistan Muslim League (N). While the PML-N’s former stronghold consisted of the urban areas of Punjab and the PPP drew most of its support from Sindh, PTI maintains that it represents all Pakistanis, regardless of religious, ethnic, linguistic, and provincial backgrounds. During the Musharraf era, PTI pursued a policy of cautious optimism, but as President Musharraf declared martial law and became more anti-democratic, PTI became more vocal in denouncing him. After Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in 2007 and Nawaz Sharif returned from self-exile in Saudi Arabia, pressure increased upon President Musharraf to hold democratic elections. PTI, in conjunction with many political parties, joined the All Parties Democratic Movement, which was opposed to further military rule. The general elections in 2008, which were boycotted by the PTI, resulted in a PPP victory.

Under the Zardari administration, Khan’s popularity has soared amid discontent with the ruling administration’s domestic and foreign policy. PTI’s strongest appeal is its credentials as a populist party. With increasing corruption, inflation, terrorism, extremism, nepotism, and crony capitalism, the popularity of PTI has surged. Projecting itself as the only political party which will be able to solve the many ills that plague Pakistan, PTI has promised to create a truly independent, self-reliant Pakistan which is free from debt, dependency, and discord if elected to power in the 2013 general elections. In Pakistan: A Personal History, PTI Chairman Imran Khan argues that a selfish and corrupt ruling elite, made up of primarily politicians, feudals, and military bureaucrats, has destroyed Pakistan and brought it to the brink of disaster.


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