A central leader of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf is threatening to leave the party today over claims of ‘unjust’ distribution of party tickets on reserved seats.

Fauzia Kasuri, who was once PTI’s women wing president, claims to have been ignored by her party for its choices in reserved seats for women.

In a post on social networking website Twitter, Kasuri said she was ignored by the party leadership who she said did not even respond to her reservations against what she claimed was a not-so-transparent distribution of party tickets to women on reserved seats.

One of her main objections also included the awarding of party ticket to Dr Shirin Mazari who had quit the party six months back but had returned just ahead of the elections. Mazari was awarded the party ticket for reserved seats for women in the National Assembly.

Over the past week, Kasuri had been making desperate calls to the party leadership, including to Imran Khan, but does not seem to have gotten a reply.

Although party office-bearers claim they have not received a written complaint by Kasuri.

“Party is sending signals for me to leave,” Kasuri said in a post on Twitter prompting an immediate reply from PTI leader Shafqat Mehmood, asking her to stay.

“You can’t leave your family Fauzia jee…Please don’t say things like this and certainly not publicly,” Mehmood urged.

The issue has taken centre stage on popular television talk shows for the past two days with anchors highlighting Kasuri’s case to question PTI’s internal politics.

Meanwhile, party chief Imran Khan, who is yet to recover from the forklift fall, has reportedly rejected Kasuri’s call for a review of the policy of awarding tickets on reserved seats.

Kasuri abandoned her US nationality to serve PTI which came out as the third largest party in the May 11 elections. But the party did not manage to take that many seats in the Punjab province, traditionally a stronghold of Nawaz Sharif and his PML-N. As many central leaders of PTI hail from Punjab, differences surfaced over reserved seats’ nominations which were very limited in number. PTI had to name only two female MNAs from Punjab and the party chose Mazari and Ayla Malik, leaving Kasuri and few other women leaders out in the cold.

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June 4, 2013 11:48 am

well done merit

June 4, 2013 2:31 pm

According to Asad Umer, she was enlisted at the 4th position for reserved seats in Punjab. Unfortunately, PTI didn't win as many seats in Punjab as they were hoping and only allowed to give party tickets to 2 of their candidates from the list. So eventually Ms. Kasuri was left out. Had they won few more seats in Punjab Ms. Kasuri was definitely in the Parliament. Anyway, being close to the party for so many years and after sacrifices she has made, she must ignore such vows because I think she could still represent her party in Senate and possibly in by-elections on vacant seats or may be more.

June 4, 2013 3:05 pm

"PTI had to name only two female MNAs from Punjab and the party chose Mazari and Ayla Malik..."

for Godsake Dawn! the 2 reserved seats nominees are Dr. Shireen Mazarai and Munazza Hassan.

June 4, 2013 10:14 am
My advice to Mrs. Kasuri, focus on party politics as much as on national politics. Spend atleast as much time in party affairs as in talk shows of electronic media. PTI is now part of traditional Pakistan political landscape that has its own dimensions and compulsions. Remember, patience is greatest asset and quality of a successful politician.
muzammil ullah khan
June 4, 2013 10:20 am
So what is new ! Her husband is known for party hopping . Where is the harm if she also does it too . Mr Kasuri was Musharraf's right hand man for so many years and the moment Musharraf was down he switched loyalties !! Mrs Kasuri has been left out so she will part company too . Good riddance of bad rubbish , as they say . These guys want seats in the parliament and principles etc are not involved in their politics !! Go Kasuri , join PML-N . This is the party in power and may be they will accommodate you in due course !
June 5, 2013 7:18 am
This is the reward after 17 years loyalty & dedication to a party, while other stood winner despite having suspicious character.
HIna Farooqui
June 4, 2013 9:46 am
Serve the cause and not the party
June 4, 2013 9:11 am
Yes, not everyone, but the one who deserved more!!! Ayla Malik could have contested from the Mianwali seat been vacated by IK.. Sense should prevail, otherwise? and you know that..
June 4, 2013 9:23 am
Fauzia feel sorry for you
June 4, 2013 9:35 am
I thought she was doing politics on so-called "principles" and not for any seat or reward, am I correct or mistaken?
Javed Iqbal
June 4, 2013 9:08 am
Fauzia Kasuri you fought for 17 years for yourself NOT for PTI and this public shambles is a proof
June 4, 2013 6:42 pm
Fauzia Kasuri is being childish - if PTI had won more seats, she would have gotten the MNA reserved women slot - but PTI didn't, so neither did she. It's as simple as that. Making it an ego issue on why Gulali or Mazari were preferred over her, is immature behavior. It's just bad luck she didn't make it in the parliament. If she ever really liked PTI, she should let it be and move on!
June 6, 2013 1:24 am
Imran is a dictator.
June 5, 2013 10:53 pm
And what is wrong with being emotional. The last I checked, it was a very normal human trait.
June 5, 2013 9:28 pm
It is so sad that every one in the top leadership of PTI wants a big role for himself/herself.
Qazi Hassan
June 5, 2013 8:26 pm
Is PTI for the country, or for power? Why applies to IK, applies to Fauzia Kasuri
Qazi Hassan
June 5, 2013 8:24 pm
So why did Imran Khan contested on so many seats that he had to leave 2
Qazi Hassan
June 5, 2013 8:22 pm
If someone is to be blamed on PTI loss in punjab, why had it to be the person who sacrified most? Why were lotaz rewarded over her?
June 5, 2013 6:29 pm
She is looks mean, and bitter, and I am glad she was dumped.
June 5, 2013 4:47 pm
I trust Imran Khan and PTI. If Imran Khan says he allotted the seat on merit, then merit it is. There is no place for jealousy or complacency when choosing leaders to represent us in the National Assembly. It is not a joke and how long you have served a party does not necessarily make you a better law maker.
Taimur Ahmed
June 5, 2013 1:46 pm
If all old workers are given ticket then people will say , Where is insaf?, you just allotted ticket to all OLDIES. I just follow Imran khan, doesn't matter if Ms Faida kasuri is in party or not. By the way, emotional person like her doesn't deserve to be leading the party.
Pukhtoon yar
June 5, 2013 12:51 pm
PTI lost badly in punjab and the blame lies, partly, with the PTI punjab's leaders. The funny thing is that instead of taking responsibility and trying to improve the party image for the next election, she is fighting over seats. It's like fighting over booty when the war is lost. Secondly, there are people who give their life for what they believe in, giving away US citizenship is nathing compared to that, I feel sad that in Pakistan sacrificing your life comes second to sacrificing US citizenship.
June 5, 2013 3:07 pm
How can you say that IK is "inciting" her to leave the party. Those are strong words.
June 5, 2013 11:57 am
PTI politics is not about gaining personal benefits, she wants a tickets thats personal benefit so is just like other Politicians of Pakistan who sell on tickets
June 5, 2013 11:55 am
Even if she leaves PTI, she would be treated as 2nd rate citizen in other Party, so think before making any decision, PTI vision is not about gaining personal benefits,
June 5, 2013 11:51 am
Those who stands with PTI vision can't ask for seats, they are just workers of PTI and should not think of taking personal benefit form Party
June 5, 2013 3:12 pm
I cannot understand why PTI is always under a microscope. Why is it watched and critiqued relentlessly? Maybe it is because it is a party with a much higher integrity level than the others? Many politicians have joined and left PML N and other parties but such an uproar almost never happened.
Dr Hanif Quazi
June 4, 2013 9:17 am
What about having selected three members of the same family (two sisters) and a niece from KPK.? Is nepotism not corruption? The CM KPK said he did not do it and suggested that Imran should be asked. What system was used for selection that picked three members of the CM family?
Zeeshan Shamsi
June 4, 2013 2:49 pm
Dinosaurs squealing when the grass ran out!
Julie C
June 5, 2013 7:46 am
There is definitely more to this story than meets the eye.
Julie C
June 5, 2013 7:49 am
Interesting .. could you please elaborate.
Asif Ali Naz
June 5, 2013 7:52 am
Actually, its the prime responsibility as a leader to hold all his members tightly.... If anyone demands seat, the leadership should try to resolve the matters of their mrmbers rather thn inciting thm to leave party. Here is the real test of IK as a gr8 leader.......
Asif Ali Naz
June 5, 2013 7:55 am
No doubt she has sacrificed her American citizenship bt fozia should also compromise and bear the brunt
Shaikh Haq
June 5, 2013 7:29 am
She look mean. She need party ticket. That;s all she is stressing for.
June 5, 2013 7:33 am
Fauzia is an asset for the party and I am of the opinion that Imran Khan or any other party leadership must step forward to convince her not to leave the party. PTI is going to lose what is still retained despite so many political assaults by the opponents.....
June 5, 2013 6:49 am
this is how a party becomes a KING Party!!!! i belong to Karachi i gathered 400 Votes for PTI where no one can give a single vote to any other Party except MQM. but now what the hell PTI is doing???? Fauzia Kasoori quits ..... due to Unjust .... is nt it amazing a party names PAKISTAN TEHRIK-E-INSAAF can not provide INSAAF to it's high level Member so how could PTI deliver to a common man????? this is CALLED IMMATURE POLITICS..... this is 1st & last time PTI got said votes. INSHAH ALLAH within 5 years no one calls a name PTI.
June 5, 2013 6:29 am
Shafqat Mahmood's twitter message "...ou cant leave your family Fauzia jee..." seems like a threat.
June 5, 2013 6:15 am
My personal views: - Fauzia Kasuri should have gotten the party ticket ahead S. Mazari or M. Hassan. Although I note that PTI had already clearly confirmed that Ms. Fauzia Kasuri was 4th on its list of women nominees (behind S. Mazari, M. Hassan, and A. Malik. A. Malik is fighting on PTI ticket in the bi-elections from Mianwali seat that IK gave up.) - I am sad that Ms. Kasuri has brought out the dirty laundary in public. It should have been handled behind closed doors. If she still felt abandoned by PTI, she could leave PTI and either join another political party or continue her great work and service in providing better education to Pakistan.
Hafiz Nazar Hussain
June 5, 2013 5:40 am
This is the mind set of our politicians.. If they cannot be sincere to their party and show tolerance for such issues , how they can serve the country? PTI has suffered a lot because of such attitude. There should be a bond to avoid entry and departure of such people.
Aly Shahab
June 5, 2013 5:24 am
Dropping American citizenship cannot confirm a party ticket by any means .. Tickets were all distributed on merit .. apparently it seems that she wasn't in PTI for a change rather for power only. Asad Omer can stand one day on the same grounds that he wasn't nominated for any seat as he left Engro too for PTI .. What a shame !
syed baqar ahsan
June 4, 2013 7:25 am
if the aim was to grab position like always true for politician then PTI leadership has done right with her,she is fame crazy and wants to remain dominating position-she is not a party worker only opportunist.Persons like her are state within state ie might is right is there policy-"are u wth us or not",American Motto Too.
June 5, 2013 5:08 am
Although I am "Die Hard non supporter" of PTI ;) Just out of curiosity want to ask why not this "King Maker" slot for the Dr. Mazari. She has been an Academic throughout and suits her better?
Enaam E. Hanid (USA)
June 5, 2013 4:53 am
Old workers are discouraged when new entrants are given preference. Anyway, Imran is not a different politician than others, therefore, insaaf is not necessary from him.
asif ashraf
June 5, 2013 4:35 am
after all this, you still call her a lady?
asif ashraf
June 5, 2013 4:30 am
when you join a political party you should believe in its leadership and not haggle over getting party tickets, if you do ,you better not be in the party
June 5, 2013 4:30 am
sorry to hear this..she seemed deeply worried after imran khan fell as someones worried from heart....so the fundamentalist of 90's are coming back through pti.....keep dreaming change
Umer Farooq
June 5, 2013 4:22 am
Not unexpected ! these things are part of politics. Lets see how these issues are resolved and it will surely help us in predicting the trajectory of PTI.
Syed Abdullah Bin Zubair
June 5, 2013 4:06 am
another BIG BIG LOSS for PTI, PTI already LOST Akbar Sher Babar, TABDEELI (CHANGE) already came in PTI Syed Abdullah Bin Zubair
Tajamal Hassan
June 5, 2013 3:50 am
After 17 years of service,she got this reward from PTI Chairman,she left her US Citizenship,after all we Pakistanis have no compassion and gratitude for any one except for people who have two faces,
June 5, 2013 3:54 am
Well said Saira! The problem is in the nature of our vulture politicians who all want to become chiefs with no Indians to follow.
June 5, 2013 3:45 am
Imran Khan didn't became a CM of KPK himself. ......she should if she is leaving not getting MNA seat..PTI needs people who work for party and country not for a seat...
June 5, 2013 3:08 am
Leadership of PTI is working to rectify and rest stay away and let wisdom prevails
June 5, 2013 2:30 am
So is also Mr.Imran Khan and his allies. It appears that the air is coming out of the balloon now. PTI should stop exaggerating their characters presented to the public.
June 5, 2013 2:39 am
If Kasuri is just looking for awarding her seat in parliament means she is not the material PTI is looking for.
June 4, 2013 2:11 pm
Stay in one party like or not
hakeemullah mehsud
June 5, 2013 9:53 am
her assets also look good
June 4, 2013 10:54 am
There must be discipline in party cadres; Management must have reasons to award tickets to candidates, this should not be taken in public forum and must be resolved within party meetings.
M Tariq - Norway
June 4, 2013 8:57 am
I think Fauzia has to get chance in senate, it is difficult dilemma for PTI, but Fauzia has to take more patient. I believe she has great future in PTI. So Fauzia do not leave PTI.
June 4, 2013 8:54 am
I think PTI should immediately sack this lady.....
B. Ally
June 4, 2013 8:51 am
Kaptan cares for nothing but his fat ego
June 4, 2013 8:52 am
leave fauzia please leave now its IK decision not yours so stop whinging and go
Mudassir Hussain
June 4, 2013 8:43 am
I have been following this story on Twitter. I have seen tweets from Shafqat Mahmood and finally by Imran Khan to pacify this situation. But it is a surprise that such issues are being handled on Twitter (as it seems). Even PTI cyber enthusiasts have started targeting Fauzia Kasuri for bringing up this matter! A situation in making!
June 4, 2013 8:40 am
June 4, 2013 8:39 am
It is my understanding that for reserved seats, names of four women were approved and prioritized in PTI before elections and Fauzi was the last one on the list. PTI only won enough seats to accommodate two women for reserved seats and those went to the first two on that list. That I believe was the correct and democratic approach. If she didn't like the choices, she should have spoken out within PTI at that time. Now, I suggest that Fauzia should explore the following options with a cool head: 1. If she believes in fair play and democratic process, she should wait until the next election. 2. She may request the nominated women to vacate in her favor. 3. She should leave PTI with dignity because we all know Imran is the last person to allow arm twisting.
Anwar Qureshi
June 4, 2013 8:37 am
Its a grave injustice (Na-Insafi) meted out with Fozia Kasuri. She had great contributions for the PTI than those who have been awarded seats in the NA. If she abandoned her USA nationality, then its another sacrifice. So she is bound to find another home; and I would suggest her to contact PMLN as manifestos of both PMLN and PTI are identical and Ms Kasuri will have no problem to adjust in the PMLN. So this is the justice system what IK preached to be implemented in the country; its good that there is Tsunami or not even a flood. PTI remained to its size only and for it to wait for another 5 years is not possible: what is left in the opposition is just crying, crying, crying in the House and walk outs.
June 4, 2013 8:33 am
Try to become a King maker rather than a King...Serve the purpose that is what we all are suppose to do..Belive in what you can bring positive in the country.
June 4, 2013 8:26 am
Even allah can't save pakistan
June 4, 2013 8:29 am
she is losing all the goodwill she has created.
June 5, 2013 9:58 am
It is very important that the PTI Leadership clearly and promptly explains its thinking. They should furnish the facts so that the public can draw some reasoned conclusions.
June 4, 2013 8:11 am
She was one of the few visible, articulate and combative (when necessary) faces that PTI have..........if loyalty and merit do not count, then PTI is already on its way down to slope.
Shaukat Basit
June 5, 2013 1:15 am
Plus who knows whether she is actually able enough to be fit and enable to pursue other party members to go along with her. There are lots of other party slots to fill rather than to be MNA or MPA. As far as her US citizenship,she was and she is not holding any positions in the Government of Pakistan , on what ground she abandoned her citizenship?
June 4, 2013 7:18 am
Not cool to air dirty laundry in public. Did not expect someone like Ms. Kasuri to use public pressure to secure a reserve seat! PTI has limited seats so they can't please everyone.
June 4, 2013 8:09 am
Dont let the door hit her on the way out. It was wrong of PTItes to inflate egos with titles like Mother of PTI and now theirs a 'Brain' cooking somewhere .. Lets get this straight, PTI is IK, IK is PTI.
Left is Right
June 4, 2013 7:59 am
LOL...PTI circus comes to town !!!
June 4, 2013 8:00 am
Few can be called the face of PTI, Kasuri is on top of line. Its sadning the way a founder member is sidelined.
June 4, 2013 7:49 am
hahahaha....first drop
Mobashir Ahmad
June 4, 2013 7:51 am
If, Ms. Kasuri's point of view is correct, then the distribution of power in PTI is not quite equitable. For a person to serve a party for 17 years and have the respective seat go to a newcomer is not fair, especially because Ms. Kasuri gave up her US citizenship to participate in Pakistani politics. It seems that Mr. Imran Khan needs to wake up to what is improper in his party before he tries to "fix" Pakistan.
Asif Kahsmiri
June 4, 2013 7:44 am
Fauzia shame on you. You had to prove that after all you are JUST a Pakistani...like me.
June 4, 2013 7:25 am
Ofcourse Ayla Malik will get a seat, coz' she is beautiful and younger
June 4, 2013 7:29 am
IK should personally solve this issue. She is a great asset for PTI.
June 4, 2013 7:22 am
TIme to fly ............Had Javed Hashmi not been nominated to contest for PM, he would also have left.
June 4, 2013 7:08 am
The comments on this aspect of Khan Sahib's personality must be reseached at length. How did he do with those who were with him in collexcting funds day and night and they were ruthlessly forgotten.
June 4, 2013 6:55 am
hahah...PTI is after all in Pakistan
June 5, 2013 10:31 am
you fell to wrong reporting
June 4, 2013 6:51 am
wrong reporting. It's Munazza Hasan who made it to NA and not Ayla Malik on reserved seats for women from Punjab
Goga Nalaik
June 4, 2013 11:47 pm
If Fauzia leaves, it will be a major set beck for PTI. Many educated youngsters will also leave. Imran, don't let her go. She is a gem and a big asset for PTI.
June 4, 2013 6:44 am
correction the first two that was on the list of pti reserved seat for women are now are members of NA are Shireen Mazari and Munaza hassan.
M. Saeed Awan
June 4, 2013 6:48 am
You took long time to judge Imran Khan that he is a selfish and immature person. He granted ticket to wife of Rana Naeem Ur Rehman Distt President PTI Gujranwala who is least known woman and bit knowledge about politics. On the other hand there are heavy allegation against her husband over distribution of party tickets. Imran just obliged Rana Naeem ur Rehman over his money services. I'm witness. Better to leave this party.....
June 4, 2013 6:43 am
Bound to happen..these are the ground realities of real politik.
June 4, 2013 6:33 am
well i beleive the second one is Munaza Hassan not Ayla Malik kindly check if you confirm
June 4, 2013 6:33 am
As is the case with all rich people & politicians Mrs.Kasuri turned out to be the same as others.Changing sides as soon as personal demands are not met!This was a crucial time when Pakistani people needed influential PTI members to come forward and root out evil,keep personal differences aside and work for the betterment of a battered state.We don't need you Mrs.Kasuri.Allah is with us!And this msg is for all such PTI members.We don't need selfish rich people to lead us!
June 4, 2013 6:30 pm
PTI supporters have to realize that there is no such thing as a "utopian" change; nothing will change. People in PTI are just representative of "elite" Pakistan who think that rest of the country (especially the uneducated and slum dwellers are ignorant fools. This is just the beginning: in the start every leader looks like a moses; when the war is won, we see that the moses is gone and replaced by a pharoh (adapted from Muhammad Asad's Road to Mecca). Very rarely do we have people like JInnah, Gandhi and Mandella. Long live the change, change is dead!!
Riaz Ahmad
June 4, 2013 6:17 am
If she does not believe in the fairness of PTI, than it will be hypocritical to stay in PTI. On the other hand, if she believes in PTI's honesty and integrity in empowering the people, than her personal ambitions must come second to party's ambition to bring about change. But voicing such differences publicly, she is damaging the party.
Hassan Wali
June 5, 2013 10:36 am
me and finally member also give votes PTI on NA seat in KHI, but after election i felt that my decision was wrong.... and my whole family now not given a sigle to PTI in future.... very unfledged leader ship......
June 4, 2013 10:23 pm
If Khan Sahab can not do jutice with her party workers/founders, how could we expect his party will stand for justice for the nation as a whole !!!!
June 4, 2013 10:10 pm
I wonder if she can get that US citizenship back...
June 4, 2013 9:28 pm
Imarat khari hone se Pehle daraar parne lagi
June 4, 2013 9:35 pm
Ms. Kasuri, I don't know much about you, but what I gather, a person of your stature should not be doing this and you should know that serving PAKISTAN requires lots of sacrifices, which previous leaders from both big parties have consistently failed to do for personal gains. Getting a seat is not a right for anyone but rather a privilege. By joining PTI you had shown that you are a selfless person, you are there to serve Pakistan rather than your personal needs. Please don't waste all your previous hard word and all your sacrifices. You don't serve PTI, you don't serve Imran Khan, you serve PAKISTAN.
June 5, 2013 11:00 am
Patience my dear and thanks for your comment
June 5, 2013 3:28 pm
It is great irony that person who left her adoptive country (USA where it take almost 10 year to become citizen. One has to jump through lot of hurdle.) and contributed almost $2.5 million for hospital, stay with PTI when it was no where, force her to go public for justice. People who calling her name, can't leave their comfort zone even for moment. She left her family, her grand kid, Can you? So for what I know about IK through media, he is just a empty suit. He promise everything will be fix in 90 days. (HE boost this on Indian TV also.) World is watching his Government performance in KPK. I can bet $10000.00 on his performance. Pretty soon he will start blaming everything on NS. One should Know when you point one finger to other, three are toward you. Any Way Ms. kasuri, One should stay there where other people respect you. Sticking around with thankless people only bring more misery nothing else. I am US citizen & I know your pain & sacrifice for PTI. I think it is about time to move on and find new ground to grow. People just don't understand concept of serving your nation. One party is just mean to do that. If you find it is humiliating to stay then move on, instead of becoming laughing stock from same people who call you mother of PTI. If IK can't give justice to mother of PTI then how public can expect any justice. Singh from Chicago
zobia khan
June 4, 2013 3:07 pm
PTI is a very young party, and in spite of that they did very well at the polls. Political maturity comes with experience. For some reason or other they did not expect to be short on seats as they are now. In any political process you have a contingency plan. That plan includes various scenarios, who will get what and when. PTI did not appear to have a plan. All these issues they are having now should have been discussed and agreed upon before the results came out. Even unforeseen events should have plan - it could be as simple as we a group of us will meet and make a decision by a show of hands. When people are unaware of the process they always feel left out.
June 4, 2013 3:54 pm
So this is just a power struggle!!! Can't a loyal party member remain loyal to it without having a public office!?
Israr Khan IsmailZai.
June 4, 2013 3:37 pm
Well, Ms. Kasuri if you joined PTI to serve Pakistan, then seats and tickets shouldn't really be a concern for you. On the other hand if you did that to get into the NA, well you may leave and most likely you will be welcomed by PML N. No place for selfish people in PTI. Also you don't "solve" your party issues on talk shows, very bad of you MISS.
June 4, 2013 8:53 pm
let me predict Imran cannot achieve success, he will blame all his failure to drone attack.Let him handle now real Pakistani. There is lot of difference in saying and doing.
June 4, 2013 8:49 pm
Very soon this cricketer will come to know how easy is to handle a cricket team and a party in power. Saying is very easy but to get result need vision
June 4, 2013 4:17 pm
or better- she should sack the party and its chairman.
Rubina Islam
June 4, 2013 4:19 pm
Mostly people like her come into politics for power and self glory. Is there a single politician in Pakistan who is there to serve, I doubt it
June 4, 2013 5:19 pm
Agree people like that should be sacked but that is normal for any Pakistani politician man or women they become politician by birth and join parties for power and money there are no exceptions they are all the same.
June 4, 2013 8:47 pm
very soon Imran will come to know that there is a big difference in running a hospital and a party in power
June 4, 2013 8:40 pm
My respect to Amin Fhaim and Atiazaz Ahsan. Even though they did not get their deserving share in last government but remained loyal to party. I can only say Grow up PTI.
June 4, 2013 8:42 pm
This is what time tested means. One has to be mature about these kind of things, one has to be congenial and be able to adapt according to circumstances. Had PTI won the elections almost everyone would have gotten seats. Since that is not the outcome so the seats are limited. Pakistan requires sacrifices, and lot more. And this is your sacrifice, your war against corruption on PPP and PML-N. You can't come all the way to this point and start threatening, otherwise, all you did will go in wane, unless you wanted to get into politics for personal gains. I leave the ball in your court to decide. Much appreciated your sincerity, hard work and sacrifices. Hang in there is always light at the end of the tunnel.
June 4, 2013 5:37 pm
Ticket to contest election with dual citizenship ?
June 4, 2013 5:49 pm
There is something called democratic processes that allows the party workers to chose the best candidates. Imran like other party is not assigning seats based on time and loyalty. What about thousands of PTI workers who have been with the party for 17 years and not asking for power and roles. Pakistan should be our number one priority at this stage not the seat in parliament.
June 4, 2013 7:33 pm
So going by this, the ultimate prize is recognition? is that what 17 or so years of service MUST ultimately lead to? Isn't it humanly possible to be proud of the respect that God has given in return for those hard years? Did she give up dual nationality for an NA Seat? or did she do it for greater causes? Some hard questions Fauzia Kasuri should ask herself. I cannot understand the incredible sense of entitlement we all have in return for everything we do.
Altaf Malik
June 4, 2013 5:49 pm
I think her point is strong. She were stopped pit internal party election because she hold U.S citizenship but at the same time 5 other candidate allow to contest in pit party election. I think 3 of them now in National Assembly. She handover the US citizenship back to US but still she was not consider for Res. MNA seats.I think she is totally right and she was betrayed by pit leadership. I think PTI is not a party it is a company who have ceo. Good on you Fauzia Kasuri you are a brave lady. I am wonder if Founder member of PTI not get justice how party claim they will provide justice to 180 millions of pakistanis.Imran Khan be a leader and review your reserve seat policy.
muzammil ullah khan
June 4, 2013 7:28 pm
If Munazza Hasan is a daughter of Dr Pervez Hassan then it is a clear cut case of favoritism and returning of old favors . I hope I am wrong and please forgive me if she is not the daughter of Dr Hassan . Will some one correct me please .
June 4, 2013 7:27 pm
When you only have, I think, two reserved seats in Punjab a question begs to be asked who do you choose.
Dawar Naqvi
June 4, 2013 3:30 pm
I think Govt should provide security to Fauzia Kasuri. PTI miltants are dangerous. Zahra Shahid Hussain raised similar concerns and she was shot.
June 5, 2013 9:44 am
This episode clearly shows the dearth of ideological politicians in todays politics majority of politicians are in the politics just for the sake of personal gains they have nothing to do with principles and / or ideology and Ms. Fauzia Kasuri is no exception
June 4, 2013 3:20 pm
Well, Imran khan didn't even nominate his sisters for NA seat. They were I guess equally going through this journey like Fauzia and others. I still believe Imran followed merit. I was there for few of Fauzi’s public speeches here in US and she is a very eloquent speaker but the problem is Punjab didn't appreciate PTI the way KP did so Imran had very limited options. I hope these good ladies realize the facts.
Irfan Baloch
June 4, 2013 3:18 pm
is'nt that shameful? all or I quit?
khalid s sheikh
June 4, 2013 2:58 pm
These are blackmailing tactics.Internal politics should be dealt with internally instead of going to the Press directly.These are bad practices and bring bad name to the Party.
June 4, 2013 3:03 pm
Well, Fauzia should have sought to won a seat in the polls instead of eying a seat in the post-poll. Quite typical of a society we have created in Pakistan -- if not me, then no one. She is in a win-lose paradigm, meaning thereby that she believes that if others win (a reserved seat), she loses. She need to think win-win. Those who got the seat are also from the PTI, not PPP or PML-N, for Fauzia to get so blunt publicly.
Irfan Baloch
June 4, 2013 3:17 pm
this is very unfortunate F Kasuri has defended PTI tirelessly over the years and is a known face on the news channels Imran Khan should watch out and not loose such people otherwise this party wont be any different and a word for PTI trolls, please have some respect for yourselves and the party, first it was Mazari you targeted when she made her disagreements known so please dont do the same to kasuri
June 4, 2013 2:55 pm
Though I am not a PTI supporter, but i feel anger for those supporters who are cticizing and humiliting loyal stalwart, Fauzia Kasoori. Kids you are new to this game of politics and have been seing PTI since two or three years max. But this lady has been with Imran Khan for 1 long years and had built up the party herself. She stood by IK on his every defeat in elections. She gathered women and support for this party. You guys have no right to disrespect her. You guys can even dream of achieving what she has done. Learn to respect your leaders.
June 5, 2013 8:18 am
welcome to naya pakistan!
June 4, 2013 2:42 pm
Why not just give her ticket on a vacated NA seat? Everyone knows IK won't budge, its his way or highway.
June 5, 2013 8:38 am
This is not the only/first party where such things happen...
June 4, 2013 2:39 pm
He is not going to wake up. He has a personality, mind set that he is right. Power, authority!
June 4, 2013 2:29 pm
She was a disposable worker PTI used it and then disposed off. Wow what a justice has been provided by justice party
Sab Se Pehle Pakistan
June 4, 2013 2:21 pm
PTI exposed. Thank God I did not vote for PTI.
June 4, 2013 2:03 pm
Good Old Pakistan! Loyalty is not to be rewarded or even respected in Pakistan. It is the show you put on that makes heads turn.
sohrab kakakhel
June 4, 2013 2:02 pm
I think that PTI is the only party whose agenda is to bring a positive revolution of justice in this blessed land.However Kausri Sahiba if neglected in selection at reserve seat, is surely a time to think! i request the party leaders to kindly give her seat.if she has the capabile of it.
June 4, 2013 1:58 pm
I totally agree.
June 4, 2013 1:57 pm
If this lady has renounced her foreign citizenship (giving up life of luxury for the betterment of Pakistan), then her voice should definitely be heard. It absolutely sounds unfair to her at the moment. Plus, the name 'Miss Mazari' sounds like a feudal name, so I won't be surprised if she used her influence to get the seat. I totally support Kasuri, and Imran Khan should definitely listen to her side of the story. Best of luck Fauzia.
Hira Lal Kashmiri
June 4, 2013 6:27 pm
I am not a pakistani, but fallow pakistani politics closely. Neglecting Ms.Kasuri after she gave 17yrs of her life to the party just prove's one thing about Mr. Khan that he is an expert at throwing people who helped him to reach certain goal in life in front of a bus.(case in point pak cricket team which won the world cup.He completely forgot to mention them in his victory speech.)Ms.Kasuri being the founding member of PTI, the present leadership of PTI need's to explain to the PTI member's particularly the youth who looked upon her as their spritual mother, why she is being neglected.And all pakistani's including PTIan's should thank allah the Mr.Khan did not win this election, as he has to learn a lot and is politically extremely immature.
Sareer Khan Gigyani
June 5, 2013 8:47 am
While going through all the comments of readers, I feel,the masses have adequate political wisdom and foresight. I as a PTI razacar must appreciate you all. However I also feel sorry for a senior central PTI leader who felt that she was meted out with injustices. Mr. Imran Khan should elaborate his statement of distribution of seats on merit. I just ask for the sake of this party that how a lady from Malik family,whos other sister works with the rival party, was given preference over a senior member who counted as a pioneer of PTI. I am fighting against Qasuri family's schools who charge huge fee from students of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in defiance of Court orders and deeply know their greed for power but the case of this lady seems to be not handled with justice by PTI. I would highly appreciate Mr. Imran Khan or any other PTI prominent leader to kindly elaborate the justification of the decision as per the party constitution and agenda of PTI. Thank you.
Raees Javeri
June 4, 2013 1:48 pm
It is not so.She has been vocal on the media and else where and highlighted the PTI policy effectively.She deserved a better place in PTI and I hope IK will solve this problem as early as possible.
Em Moosa
June 4, 2013 1:46 pm
When Shah Mahmood Qureshi and the similars have occupied PTI then Fauzia and the likes have to quit. No choice.
June 4, 2013 1:27 pm
so she was after a seat and not after party agenda.
June 4, 2013 1:16 pm
No surprise for Pakistan Twitter Party
June 5, 2013 8:48 am
Is she in for the country or her personal gains by getting a ticket.
June 4, 2013 1:21 pm
with thinking like this. PTI is going no where
June 4, 2013 1:24 pm
There is always a debate as to what should be rewarded: being an old timmer or merit. Being an old timmer does not mean you are right for the job. There may be another person who has better abilities but may be a newer person. I dont think not getting a seat in the NA should hold Fauzia Kasuri from doing service of the people. Being a party worker she can undertake lots of other projects from PTI's platform which could make lives of people better.
zia khan
June 4, 2013 1:06 pm
She has made great contribution not only for PTI but also for the country but at the same time, she has shown signs of immaturity by starting a relentless campaign on talk shows and on twitter against her own party. PTI did not win much to share on reserved seats and Fouzia should understand and behave wisely. She should also not criticize other ladies who have been selected on merit. If entering the parliament was the ultimate goal then she should leave PTI and find a shortcut to parliament.
June 4, 2013 7:13 pm
Fauzia has serverd PTI so well for last seventeen years. She has been one of the initial members of PTI and has carried herself so well. She is loud and clear voice for the party who has has such balanced approach. She is core group of people who should be acknowledged by the part yfor there sevice.
Adil Khan
June 4, 2013 6:44 pm
How do you feel if you bake the Pie and everybody gets to eat it except you and to add an insult to the injury they walk away without even saying thank you. I hate to burst the bubble of all you PTI Idealists but It is just a party like anyother party, where people are driven by their own selfish agendas and motives. Good luck Mr. Khan.you have got a monumentous task ahead of you
June 4, 2013 12:30 pm
If Shirin Mazari (a stooge for the establishment) got a ticket instead of anyone, I don't blame them for being upset.
Asif Ali Khan
June 4, 2013 12:27 pm
Long service with PTI dose give you hope to be given a chance for public service and a ticket to go into election. But having been ignored does not mean to bring your dirty laundry into public. It is simply immaturity and as such I am convinced that you should not be given PTI ticket.
June 4, 2013 12:26 pm
I guess these issues need to be resolved internal to party and not on social media like twitter which allows others to make fun and portrays negative image. These acts are harmful for the party as well for Ms. Kasuri. However, if Ms. Kasuri's points are valid then IK has to look into this issue as she has given up her US citizenship for TI & IK.
June 4, 2013 12:13 pm
She should leave PTI. She is greedy. Instead of giving she wants all for her. She is arrogant. PTI almost lost NA-48 due to her. Her dismal performance caused debacle in the election. Ms FQ pl resign.
June 4, 2013 11:15 am
Out of 100 million population of woman pti given only 4 tickets. Where is the change.
June 4, 2013 11:16 am
She didn't give up her US citizenship for the sake of PTI. That is all BS. She couldn't make in the US because of her incompetency. The only choice she had was to start running a bodega some where.
Uzair Ali
June 4, 2013 11:16 am
Please Mrs Kasuri learn something from Asad Umar !!
June 4, 2013 11:21 am
shame on you imran... once i did loved u ...but distribution of tickets in general elections was total injustice to some senior and old workers. you cant bring justice within your party what a common man should expect from you. imran khan is a dictator in his party. at least you can call these workers and talk to them. don't give them the cold shoulder of yours... mr imran
Salman Ahmed
June 4, 2013 11:28 am
As you wish Fozia
June 4, 2013 11:35 am
PTI need to have a transparent grievance procedure, there are too many people within the party who feel the need to go public with their grievances. If they cannot manage something as basic as this, what chance they can manage the KP province?
Omeir Zahid
June 4, 2013 11:48 am
merit includes loyalty, but not the only factor - plus what is your interest - Pakistan or PTI. compare Shireen Mizari's qualification, achievements, experience versus Fauzia Kasuri and make a fair decision on betterment of Pakistan. and even if there was third seat - wouldve preferred Dr. Yasmeen over FK - focus should be Pakistan not a club mindset.
June 4, 2013 11:51 am
PTI can never be a justice party like a horse loaded with books can never be an attorney.
June 4, 2013 11:53 am
Looks like all in PTI want to be chiefs but no body wants to "worker".
June 4, 2013 11:06 am
And your point in relation to this story being...????
Azazel (@blazingshuriken)
June 4, 2013 11:07 am
I don't understand Imran Khan's fetish with the youth. Give tickets/position of responsibility to those capable of fulfilling it. Don't age discriminate. Youth is no guarantee of innovation.
Babbarsher Khan
June 4, 2013 11:03 am
aasmaan (US) se gira khajoor mein atka!
Mirza Faisal Hussain
June 4, 2013 11:01 am
Shame on you Mr. Asif Kahsmiri and your leader, who just can't understand her feelings. She is just demanding her rights from the one who claim “??? ???????”. Is this the right way to treat your own worker who has supported you for last 17-yrs through all thin & thick and even gave up her US citizenship for the party. Shame Shame Mr. Asif Kahsmiri, your leader and the PTI
Mirza Faisal Hussain
June 4, 2013 10:55 am
She is demanding her rights from the one who claim "??? ???????". Is this the right way to treat your own worker who has supported you for last 17-yrs through all thin & thick.
Sana Askari
June 4, 2013 10:55 am
Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif contacts Fauzia Kasuri, asks her to join PML-N.I doubt this will happen.Sources said that Kulsoom had discussed the portfolio being offered to Kasuri during their talk. I’m sure even with the inappropriate treatment PTI meted out to her she’s sensible enough not to join PMLN. She’ll not do herself any good with this move.
Mirza Faisal Hussain
June 4, 2013 10:50 am
I think than Altaf Hussain is the very right person. Who is a king maker not the king.
Mirza Faisal Hussain
June 4, 2013 10:48 am
PTI supporter started to worship Imran Khan just like Altaf Hussain by the MQM supporter. So whether or not its right or wrong the say "Heil Imran Khan"
June 4, 2013 9:40 am
The supporters,workers of PTI please take heart and congratulate each other.A party with no seats in NA/PA have members in both.Who knows the next Government would that be of PTI.?There would be room for many more inspiring leaders like the lady who feels left out now.
Sara Khan
June 4, 2013 10:40 am
guess she got a better offer from PPP or PML/N, lolllllll paisa bolta hey!
Mirza Faisal Hussain
June 4, 2013 10:42 am
Mother of PTI has been set aside just like Madar-e-Millat was set aside by Another Pathan Ayub Khan
June 4, 2013 10:29 am
Why seats is such a big thing? Isnt PTI MNA's suppose to be different and work 14 hours a day? She can serve the party and pakistan by being PTI spokesperson and doing lots of work wht she is already doing why a Seat?. It will be really heart breaking to see that because she is the best spokesperson for PTI on the media even better then imran khan i think. Her lost cannot be recover. I feel Sad about the way she is thinking.
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