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Zulfi starts PTI UK, Europe mass mobilisation, funding campaign

November 29, 2023

LONDON: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and former SAPM on overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari has kickstarted mass mobilisation and fundraising for the PTI at the UK and European level.

Addressing a workers convention in High Wycombe here with Sahibzada Jahangir, one of the founders of PTI and Imran Khan’s former advisor, Zulfi Bukhari said that the mass mobilisation and fundraising has been started for the upcoming elections scheduled for February next year.

“We will take part in elections at any cost. We need funds and effort from the overseas regions. The party needs funds for its legal challenges as well for the election campaign,” he said.

PTI leader and former SAPM on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari speaks during an event in this image on November 15, 2023. — Facebook/Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari
PTI leader and former SAPM on Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari speaks during an event in this image on November 15, 2023. — Facebook/Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari 

Zulfi said the entire leadership is prepared for the elections and will not be deterred by the threats of arrests.

He said he will be going to Pakistan himself as soon as the party leadership asks him to do. “I am prepared to go to jail,” he said.

However, it’s doubtful whether Zulfi will be travelling to Pakistan anytime soon as the caretaker govt has asked for his arrest via Interpol. He was in Dubai when the Interpol request was made, he left Dubai and since then has not moved out of London.

Zulfi said he will be personally visiting cities in the UK and Europe to raise funds.

He revealed that the contact campaign in the UK is scheduled to start shortly and arrangements are in place. He said the PTI Core Committee was meeting daily to discuss affairs of the party to formulate strategies on a daily basis.

Sahibzada Jahangir said that Imran Khan was removed from the government in a conspiracy about which he has spoken in detail. He said that all cases against Khan are fake and politically motivated.

Zulfi Bukhari has so far stayed away from PTI UK events but his decision to take part in mobilisation suggests he has been asked by the PTI leadership in Pakistan to engage with the local party.

Two weeks ago, he told an audience at the University of London that making Usman Buzdar Punjab’s chief minister was a mistake but Imran Khan did the right thing by not sacking him.