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Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI)

Party Committee meets to review PTI constitution

ISLAMABAD: A session of a special committee to review the constitution of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), has been underway here on Wednesday. The party's Secretary General Arshad Daad was presiding over the committee's meeting, which is also being attended by PTI's additional secretary general Ijaz Chaudhry and Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Suri. PTI Secretary General Arshad Daad told the meeting that the process of the party's reorganization has been initiated on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan.…

GDA considers electoral alliance with PTI in Sindh

KARACHI: The Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) considering over an alliance with like-minded parties such as Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI). Pir Sibghatullah Shah Rashdi, Pir Pagara in reply to a question while talking to media after a meeting of the alliance on Wednesday, said the GDA had finalised almost 80 percent of its candidates and did not rule out an alliance with like-minded parties such as Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf. He said that Pakistan Peoples Party failed to deliver during its 10-year rule in Sindh and…

Begum Kulsoom could remain MNA despite delay in oath taking, says ECP

ISLAMABAD:  Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday replying a letter of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has said that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz could remain Member of National Assembly (MNA) despite delay in taking oath. The PTI had sought the ECP response in a letter about legal implications of the delay in taking the oath by Begum Kulsoom Nawaz as a member of the National Assembly. According to the country’s top electoral body, the swearing-in of elected parliament…

Govt, Opposition showdown today over Sharif-specific poll clause

ISLAMABAD: With the opposition poised to table today a bill that seeks to undo a clause of the Elections Act 2017 which paved the way for ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif to head his party, the National Assembly ’s session is likely to witness political squabbling. The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will table the bill, which is being backed by major opposition parties including the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI). As the government has been facing an embarrassment over the lack of quorum to run the house, the PML-N…

Imran Khan says PML-N govt may not complete term

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Wednesday predicted that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz led government may not complete its tenure. Speaking to media here, Imran Khan emphasized that the next general elections should not get delayed for any reason. Khan also claimed that many of the PML-N leaders did not side with Nawaz Sharif facing trial on graft charges and distanced themselves from the ruling party chief. Later in a statement on his Twitter account, the PTI chief slammed his…

Foreign-funding: PTI plea against registrar office objections put off

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday adjourned the pleas of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leaders against the registrar’s decision to return their petitions seeking declaration that the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) are foreign-aided parties for receiving funds from prohibited sources. The registrar office of the Supreme Court had returned the petitions of PTI leaders - Asad Umar and Shireen Mazari - on the ground that they did not approach other forum to seek…

Pakistan needs early elections to save democracy: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Friday reiterated his demand for snap elections, saying early elections are necessary to save and strengthen the democracy. “With economic disaster looming and a complete paralysis of governance, Pak needs early elections to save and strengthen democracy,” the PTI chief said in a tweet on Friday.In another tweet, he said, "The World Bank, in a highly critical report, exposed the econ disaster created by PML-N. The Report warned that Pak’s macroecon conditions…

SC returns Imran’s petition challenging Election Reforms Act 2017

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court’s Registrar Office on Friday returned a petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan by raising objections, ARY News reported. The PTI chief had petitioned the apex court, requesting it to set aside the controversial Election Reforms Act 2017, which paved way for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to become the president of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) despite his disqualification in the Panama Papers case. The Registrar Office returned the petition, saying that…

PTI challenges results of NA-120 by-election

LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday challenged the results of NA-120 by-election in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). PTI candidate Dr Yasmeen Rashid, who lost the crucial by-election in Lahore to Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, filed a petition in the ECP calling for a probe into what she said massive irregularities in the by-election. Dr Yasmeen Rashid submitted in the petition that the ruling party…

PTI rejects NA body to probe Gulalai’s harassment allegations

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday rejected the NA body to probe harassment allegations of MNA Ayesha Gulalai against its chairman Imran Khan, ARY News reported.  PTI's chief whip in the National Assembly, Shireen Mazari, wrote a letter to the speaker of the assembly, conveying the party's reservations over the constitution of the ethics committee to probe harassment allegations of Gulalai. She told the speaker that the party has rejected the committee because it would be comprised of majority of the…