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Time frame given by ECP: PTI core committee okays holding of intra-party elections

November 28, 2023

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Core Committee on Monday gave formal approval to hold the intra-party elections within the time frame given by the Election Commission of Pakistan.

During the core committee meeting, the Central Media Department said, important issues including the country’s political situation, organizational activities, ongoing series of repression and fascism against PTI leaders and workers and intra-party elections were discussed.

It strongly condemned the arrest of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Senior Vice President and former MNA Junaid Akbar and demanded his immediate release as well as the cessation of the registration of ‘false FIRs/cases against organizers of peaceful conventions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) activists wave party flags during a rally in Peshawar. — AFP/File
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) activists wave party flags during a rally in Peshawar. — AFP/File

The PTI forum also reiterated the demand for foolproof security arrangements during Chairman Imran Khan’s court appearance. A PTI spokesperson said that PTI chairman Imran Khan has an important message for the leaders and workers on the occasion of his court appearance. “The government’s attempts to endanger the security, security and life of Chairman Imran Khan in the past are not hidden from anyone. His safety and security is of utmost priority: millions of workers from across the country want to go to court to welcome their beloved leader,” he claimed.

Despite the worst government interference and violent tactics in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, he contended, the people came out bravely manifesting signs of Imran Khan’s popularity and the nation’s deep connection with him. “We call upon the Punjab and Islamabad police, local administrations and federal and provincial caretaker governments to ensure foolproof security arrangements for Chairman Imran Khan. The rulers are looking for a new false flag operation on the lines of May 9,” he alleged.

He said that a government is trying to run away from the elections under the guise of anarchy. He said the party workers would not give even the slightest justification to the miscreants to run away from the elections. Justice will prevail and soon the entire nation will give a historic welcome to its beloved leader, he declared.