PTI’s re-organisation, need of the hour: Wajih

KARACHI: Veteran leader of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Justice (retd) Wajihuddin Saturday said re-organisation of the PTI was need of the hour.

He had demanded the same (from the party leadership) in the Charter of Demand which he issued at a press conference in Lahore, he said talking to the media at the Karachi Airport on his arrival in the metropolis.

Wajihuddin said that opening new party membership at this time was tantamount to rig the party election. Over 7 million existing party members had right to elect potetial candidates among themselves in the intra-party polls, he added.

He said the PTI Election Tribunal ordered for denotification of four party leaders, including Pervez Khatak, Jahangir Tareen, Nadir Leghari and Aleem Khan as it had found them buying votes and rigging the last intra-party elections in their favour.

The tribunal’s orders for denotification of these office-bearers should be implemented with appointment of caretakers, he added.

He said the de-notified office bearers would be ineligible to take part in the upcoming intra-party elections.

Justice (retd) Wajihuddin said that non-controversial people should be brought forward in the party. “We are working to bring reforms in the party, which are need of the time.”

He said every political party under the Political Order 2002 was required to hold impartial and transparent intra-party election.

He said the PTI did not get a clear majority in the local government election in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa because tickets were not awrded on merit. Majority of independent candidates won the election and many of them were denied party tickets, he added.

He said if the situation remained unchanged, the PTI would have to face such challenges in the upcoming LG elections in Sindh and Punjab.

To a question, Justice (retd) Wajihuddin said he had come to Karachi as a resdient of the city as he had a resdience here.