PTI Details Results
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was founded on 25th April 1996 in Lahore by former Pakistani Cricket Captain Imran Khan, who is also well known for his philanthropy and social work. Till date the party has only secured one National Assembly seat in the 2002 elections when Imran Khan was elected from his home town Mianwali.
In recent years the party has picked up momentum and has seen its followers grown manifold. Many big name politicians joined and parted ways with the PTI but its popularity remains – mostly because of Imran Khan’s charm and idealism. He has vowed to finish corruption in 90 days if he comes to power.
Insaniyat, Khud Etimaadi (Justice, Humanity, Self Esteem), Naya Pakistan (New Pakistan)
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf in its manifesto states that if it comes to power it will bring the nation out of the folds of the War on Terrorism, that it will introduce a singular education system across the board, and will increase the education budget from 2% to 5% . That it will declare a five point emergency to turn around the energy sector, end corruption, reform revenue collection, reform over spending, and Human Capital development. It claims it will setup a whistle blower program to allows citizens to identify problems. It states it will announce local government election schedule within the first 100 days of coming to power. It states in its manifesto that all Governor Houses, PM House, will be shut down and converter into places of public use. Will cut the expenses of the President House by 50%. That it will reduce the number of Federal Ministries to 17 while also limiting perks extended to Ministers, MNA’s, MPA’s, civil and military bureaucrats.
Founded in 1996 as a sociopolitical movement the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has had little electoral success to date, with only Imran Khan securing a seat in the National Assembly in 2002. However the PTI has gained popularity in recent years with its following increasing manifold. The party has also attracted big name politicians who have joined the ranks. PTI was recognized as a mainstream national political party after its landmark rally in Lahore in Oct 2011 which drew a huge crowd. The PTI maintains that it is the only non-family party in Pakistan’s politics, with its direct competitors being the PPP and the PML-N.
With 10 million members in Pakistan and abroad, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf is not only the largest party in Pakistan but amongst the largest parties by membership – in the world.
Imran Khan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Javed Hashmi