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January 20, 2015

PTI to complete its organs


January 20, 2015

ISLAMABAD: Finally, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan Monday decided to ensure completion of the National Council (NC) and the Central Executive Committee (CEC) within a month.
These two top bodies of the party are not only lying dormant for over a year but also are incomplete hitherto. Article 5 (Clause 9) of PTI Constitution makes it mandatory for the formation of these two bodies and that the core committee will be created out of them.
A key meeting presided over by Vice-Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi a few days back and adoption of a strong resolution remained a hot topic of discussion during the core committee’s meeting here under PTI Chairman Imran Khan, it was learnt.
The resolution, passed by all 37 members of the Central Executive Committee, who attended the rare meeting, did not go down well with the majority of the participants of today’s meeting.
The incumbent core committee is merely a consultative body, as it has not been formed in accordance with the procedure laid down in the party’s Constitution. Party sources privy to the core committee’s meeting here told The News that some fireworks were witnessed during the deliberations over the issue of the National Council and the Central Executive Committee.
“After some fireworks, a consensus was evolved on giving a final shape to the two incomplete bodies, possibly by the end of January or early February,” sources maintained.The National Council on its completion will consist of some 250 members, including district and regional presidents and central office-holders. Likewise, the Central Executive Committee will comprise around 80 members once it is completed. These two bodies will then give way to the constitution of the core committee.
Some PTI MNAs during the meeting, tried to convince Imran for returning to the National Assembly in view of the approaching Senate elections. However, their party chief made them silent by saying that a decision to return to the

National Assembly was linked with the findings of the proposed Judicial Commission.
However, Imran has no problem with his party legislators belonging to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly to take part in the Senate’s electoral process and this will not at all please the PTI’s MNAs, party insiders believe.
Meanwhile, PTI Central Information Secretary Dr Shireen Mazari said they would take to roads to mount further pressure on the government. However, she said agitation would be launched at a proper time, as presently a war against terrorism was in progress.
Talking to media persons after the ‘core committee’ meeting, Mazari contended that Finance Minister Ishaq Dar should concede his mistake on petrol crisis and noted those sitting in the government were conspiring against the rulers.
She alleged the government had put masses in more trouble in the wake of petrol shortage and charged there was crisis of petrol, gas and electricity in Pakistan. Replying to questions, she said that a meeting could take place between Jehangir Tareen and Ishaq Dar Monday night.

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