Jailed former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan Niazi’s party has set up special committees to strategize the formation of governments in Central, Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces according to a report.
As reported by a Pakistan national media agency, on February 12, 2024, during a core committee meeting, participants agreed to expedite the nomination process for key government and parliamentary positions based on the recommendations and strategies put forth by these committees.
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) is devising a plan to establish its government in the Central, Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa regions after independent candidates supported by the party secured 101 seats out of 266 National Assembly seats in the recently concluded February 8, 2024 elections which were tainted by allegations of electoral fraud.
The PTI supported candidates contested as independents due to the party’s loss of its election symbol, th bat amid controversies surrounding its intraparty elections. The statement issued after the party’s core committee said specialized committees entrusted with the responsibility of devising strategies for government formation in these pivotal regions had been constituted.
These committees are focused on accelerating the nomination process for crucial governmental and parliamentary roles guided by their proposed recommendations and strategies, the report added. The PTI in its statement affirmed its commitment to prevent any unethical endeavors to hand over the cash- strapped country’s leadership to individuals with criminal backgrounds.
The party maintained that the people bestowed upon the party’s founding chairman Imran Khan as unparalleled certificate of patriotism giving a heavy mandate to his party. Separately, the PTI leaders held a meeting with President Dr Arif Alvi to brief him on the allege irregularities during the elections.
According to a statement issued by the President’s Office, Arif Alvi, during his meeting with PTI leaders Raoof Hassan and Umer Niazi was apprised of the party’s stance and reiterated that Form-45 issued in various constituencies reflected the facts of electoral outcomes.
They emphasized that despite attempts to pressurize the party, snatching of electoral symbols, and numerous arrests, PTI emerged victorious against all odds. According to the party, the PTI was cruising with a lead of 170 National Assembly seats before the alleged rigging swung the pendulum in favor of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party.
Around 60 million, or approximately 47 per cent, of nearly 129 million voters cast their ballots last Thursday to elect a new government to bring cash-strapped Pakistan out of financial crunch.