Infighting weakened PTI: Imran Khan


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PT) Chairman Imran on Sunday requested his party leaders to end infighting, which he believed has weakened the party.


“I request you all to end infighting because you have to fight against PML-N and not within,” Imran said while addressing the party’s consultative meeting.

The PTI chief admitted that the party has made mistakes in giving tickets in the last elections, saying that he would interview the candidates before issuing tickets in the future.

PTI chairman said that two types of “electables” joined PTI; opportunists and those who actually wanted to work for Pakistan.

Imran said that intra-party elections were conducted to eliminate opportunists from the party and those who were opportunists left the party after polls.

Defending the PTI’s secretary general Jehangir Tareen, he said that he first heard of Tareen as an agriculturalist who had developed model farms and was a good taxpayer.

“I made Jehangir Tareen the secretary general because he knows governance. During the sit-in time he was extremely ill, but never faltered,” the PTI chairman said.

Imran also appreciated the efforts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak to make his governance work in a coalition during time of sit-in.

Khan also dispelled the notion that the PTI’s sit-in was orchestrated by the ISI.