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Imran Khan finally meets Fauzia Kasuri

Published Jun 08, 2013 12:46pm


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Fauzia Kasuri. — Photo by INP
Fauzia Kasuri. — Photo by INP

LAHORE: After days of strong protest and resignation from the party, disgruntled women wing president of PTI Fauzia Kasuiri met party chairman Imran Khan at his Zaman Park residence in Lahore.

Sources in the PTI said Khan has asked Kasuri to reconsider her decision to leave the party.

Kasuri in a message on social networking website Twitter said: "I met IK tonight in Lhr. Mashallah, he is looking good and getting better."

This followed her earlier tweet from yesterday in which she had dispelled speculation that she was joining another political party.

Sources have confirmed that the matter of her resignation from the party also came under discussion during the meeting.

Khan has asked her to reconsider her decision and withdraw her resignation. Another meeting between Khan and Kasuri is expected to take place later today.

Kasuri had resigned from PTI two days ago, citing 'unjust' distribution of party tickets on reserved seats for women.

She was ‘ignored’ by the party on the issue and tickets for the seats in question were awarded to Dr Shirin Mazari and Munazza Hassan, prompting Kasuri to leave the party.

The PTI on its official website had subsequently accused her of violating party discipline.

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pakistani Jun 08, 2013 01:08pm

she was going to become lota... that's what probably scared her the most... if you want to protest than learn to protest like sherry rehman, (atleast that'd earn you a diplomatic position to US sometimes)...

amir jan Jun 08, 2013 01:08pm

Fauzia jee please dont leave insaf dont leave PTI Reconsider your resignation serve PTI for a good cause we hope you will inshaallah.

AJ Jun 08, 2013 01:11pm

Great news for PTI lovers. Fauzia Kasuri is THE face of our party and I and thousends others are happy that better sense prevailed at the end.

Akhter Husain Jun 08, 2013 01:15pm

Name,fame and wealth hunters are many,but people working silently for a cause are in scarcity.

zia khan Jun 08, 2013 01:27pm

Imran should be able to sort out the problem. She has to be pacified and looked after. She has made great contribution & will prove to be a great asset for PTI in future as well. Don't let her great potential go wast & it does not matter if she has been a bit naive.

noor Jun 08, 2013 01:28pm

Kasuri should not have gone that far, apparently it would be pretty hard for ppl in party to feel good about her. If she wishes to rejoin party, she should take some time and then re-join in the course of months, when dust has settled....

Rashid Sultan Jun 08, 2013 01:39pm

Good bye Fauzia. Time to focus on your personal life.

Salman Khan Jun 08, 2013 01:54pm

Past couple of weeks' events have made me conclude that Ms. Kasuri is a selfish woman, who neither cares about her leader (as he recovers from his life-threatening injury) nor the party.

touseef Jun 08, 2013 02:13pm

no she should not join back . the discipline and rules of the party are very clear .only volunteers should be part of this party...and i would like to request all insafinas plz dont make this party personality oriented.

Syed Shah Jun 08, 2013 02:28pm

Ms Kasoori has been given a very raw deal. IK must understand the sentiments and sensibilities of sincere dedicated workers. She gave up her US nationality for the service of Pakistan and it must be valued.

Nasir Ali Mirza Jun 08, 2013 02:31pm

its ok that she seemed apparently selfish, then who is totally sincere!!!,I not know the exact story, but i think she should be given value,but within the regulations / principle of PTI.

Regulations should not be relaxed for anyone but it is wisdom / politics to keep her in PTI.

Rahat Dawood Jun 08, 2013 02:41pm

Please please come back to pti. your leader and your fan waiting for you. because they loves you. and you deserve to stay in pti. in advance welcome back.

mehruddin Jun 08, 2013 02:45pm

She was already givin a reserve ticket before. For number 4. Unfortunately , PTI did worse than expected in Punjab and only No.1 and No.2 tickets could go in Parliament. She is crying over spilled milk!!!

Gerry D'Cunha Jun 08, 2013 02:48pm

Fauzia please don't get trap in another party, they will only use you as their bonus point. you worked hard for the party for 17 years, differences do occur, but please do not take it to heart - the party needs a women like you - forgive and forget

NK Ali Jun 08, 2013 02:51pm

If Dr. Shireen Mazari and Munazza Hassan were responsible for awarding party tickets, it is wrong and inequitable to ignore one of the 'founding members' of the PTI. Fauzia Kasuri and the other two members must come on a TV talk show and clarify to the citizens about this intra-party fight, which is acquiring a scandalous status of national proportions. This will cause a ripple effect of members being fed up and leaving the party. Imran Khan must be saved from such 'hen parties.' Salams

pakiboy Jun 08, 2013 03:00pm

poori party hee U-turn party hay . PTI ki jaga . Pakistan U-turn threek rakh lai naam !!

sajjad Jun 08, 2013 03:22pm

Although she had gone a bit too far but we must consider the human element and specially women are bit more emotional than men. It must have not been the Assembly seat only because of which Kasuri had went mad but it was the trauma, feeling of humililation, insult which she naturally felt after being left out despite being senior . We must give her margin and if she wants to reconsider her decision, everyone should accept it without keeping any grudge. We all are human beings and commit mistakes and Almighty forgives us so the trend of forgivness and understanding of the other's perspective should prevail. All is well if ends well.

Waqar Jun 08, 2013 03:24pm

2% Inferiority class ahhh ...

Talha Jun 08, 2013 03:29pm

This is just the beginning.

Almas Jun 08, 2013 03:44pm

I heard her talk on Khara Sach the other day and I agree to her point that getting a seat means recognition of your efforts its not really being lusty for a seat..when your input is that much of hard work with sincerity it is natural to want acknowledgement and being respected ...she also said that she went abroad for funds collection on IK's request when intra-party elections were in either PTI prove this to be false or they acknowledge that she put the party first...sensitivity and thoughtfulness are attributes of just people and I am glad IK has asked her to IK for being what he is

Fayzee Jun 08, 2013 03:47pm

@touseef: You give one defector (Shirin Mazari) a ticket and for the other, you dont want her back!! Isn't it strange? But PTI has lately being doing these strange things after having accepting turncoats within its ranks.

El Cid Jun 08, 2013 03:54pm

This is now over. This person has emotional problems and probably a subliminal crush on the Great Khan. For him to take her back now would be an irresponsibly poor decision. That PML-N thingy was a blackmail ploy.

Watch out Great Khan. Watch out before you have a psycho on your hands...!

Ali Jun 08, 2013 03:58pm

When would these women grow up and start behaving like mature politicians. First PTI had to put up with Dr Shirin Mazari and now Kasuri. Why they instantly turn into cry-babies when they don't get what they want....

Oh please............. such childish behaviour must end.

ahmedj Jun 08, 2013 04:01pm

Two things Ms Kasuri must know before rejoining PTI or taking back her resignation. 1. No one is indispensable. 2. No one should blackmail.

Mahmood Jun 08, 2013 04:25pm

Imran is a selfish person. He use people like a tissue paper. I have left the party because of injustice and bad governing of the party. I don't know where is the money I generated for the party.

raza shah Jun 08, 2013 04:32pm

Ask every one in P.T.I.that Fauzia Kasuiri is a great asset for PT I or not? Thank you

isa ahmad jalil Jun 08, 2013 04:52pm

Shes an icon of PTI.Icons have their own weight,which deserves respect.She considers Imran to be her only leader,and was she in the assembly she wouldnt have appeased others.

amir Jun 08, 2013 04:57pm

we appreciate her contribution and struggle for party over many years and if she comes back we will welcome her back. but one thing i would like to make clear is that we don't care who comes in and goes out of party because our love and support is for party and we follow party's ideology not particular personality, as Imran khan is fighting against status quo and personality based politics.

Muhammad Ilyas Jun 08, 2013 05:06pm

She has contributed towards PTI but without this party her identity would have been lost. I am happy that Imran Khan has listened to the grievances and she come s back.

Syed Jun 08, 2013 05:05pm

With all what had happened, I will request Ms Kausuri not to leave party. Difference may crop up within the party members but that should be sorted out before throwing everything to the outside world. I will request all party members to behave democratically and keep the party entact. Party rules, regulations and the party command line should be respected by all very strictly. I know Ms Kasuri is very educated and highly reasonable gentle lady she will reconsider her decision and will not damage the party image amongst the masses.

fida sayani Jun 08, 2013 05:17pm

Neither I am shocked or surprised at the resignation of Ms. Kasuiri. Her behavior and actions are very typical of a Pakistani political worker. Once they are in the party and than they are out purely the decision is based on personal grudges or other petty reasons. The political parties are no different. Among parties MQM is a good example, one day they are with Zardari and next day they are out, will return to the fold when they are pacified with incentives, which is equivalent of bribe. PTI has its own drama, Ms. Mazari joins the party becomes officer of the party without being elected, than at the critical time of national election she walks away from the party, to return after few months and is honored with party ticket for the senate seat. Years back 2005,I had the honor of visiting PTI office in Karachi, while talking to an area president I asked for party manifesto about health and education, and the gentleman replied, why do we need them now, when we are in power we will figure it out. In nutshell the only democrat Pakistan ever had in her 65 years history was the only founding father and his name was Mr. M. A. Jinnah.

S. A. M. Jun 08, 2013 05:24pm

There is now democracy in Pakistan so if a woman has voiced her unhappinness she has just exercised her right to express her feelings and her viewpoint. I think she did the right thing by clearly speaking out about her feelings. A person that sulks deep inside is more dangerous than the person speaking loud and clear about the way he/she feels.

Zahid Javed Butt Jun 08, 2013 06:47pm

@zia khan: I tend to agree with you.

Zahid Javed Butt Jun 08, 2013 06:52pm

@noor: I agree. She shouldnt have done what she did publicly. The matters could have been sorted out on the quiet in a more matured manner. Anyway I feel this can still be sorted out with a bit of damage control.

Pasha Jun 08, 2013 07:06pm

@zia khan: Bit Naive ....Women wing president and Naive!

She knows what she is doing and how t to get what she wants.

gangadin Jun 08, 2013 07:27pm

I am not a fan of PTI, but I think Fauzia Kasuri is incompetent but very clever and should remain kicked out not only from PTI but from the country.

mazhar masud Jun 08, 2013 07:27pm

It is sad that Ms F Kasuri decided to leave the party. I think she should have stayed and used her position to bring those changes she claimed she was fighting for. She herself admits that Imran khan and PTI gave her a platform she should have continued doing the good work she was doing she has given up too soon. I think that she will not find that kind of pride she use to have while serving from PTI platform. I think representing Imran khan and SKMH was a great honor and she should have carried on doing that. With all respect to all her personal sacrifices I will dare to add that most of the love and respect she got was because of representing Imran Khan and SKMH/PTI. People loved her and respected her for being an extension of good work that Imran is doing. I am amazed by the reaction shown by Ms Kasuri that makes me think and respect her more because that shows her passion and commitment she had for the cause. She is genuinely hurt I still feel she should have fought the system if there were any issues while staying with PTI and Imran Khan. You don't try to damage the tree that you have nurtured for 17 years. I respect her for all the hard work and sacrifices she made for PTI and SKMH and Imran khan but will request her to please reconsider and don't make any hasty decision we don't want to see you be like any other ordinary politician. Ms Kasuri you are special and I think you still have lot of love and respect for Imran khan and his cause. Please take your time and then decide if you decide not to rejoin PTI then my request will be not to join any political party but keep on working for poor people. In the end choice is yours, I wish this blame game ends as there was a lot of good work done from both sides, which will be forgotten. I wish you all the best in the future and please don't think people will forget your hard work and commitment you had and still have for Imran khan

Khan Jun 08, 2013 07:35pm

We are human beings and no body is perfect. This does not mean we can not reconcile or do things wisely. We should however, not let outsiders take advantage of our actions. PTI is a great party and its leaders are the most sensible too. These skirmishes will keep on happening over and over again because it is the real democratic process. However, we all need to be mature, honest, and do everything with dignity and integrity.

Ahmed Jun 08, 2013 07:34pm

@Salman Khan: You say she is "not caring for her leader". It is about time PTI supporters started caring for higher causes than the personality cult that PTI has turned into. Unless Imran Khan changes his ways, in 2018, voters will reject PTI even more surely than they rejected the "tsunami" Imran Khan kept bragging about.

malick Jun 08, 2013 07:38pm

Fouzia gee do not behave like lota/ loti. Quit PTI but do not join ppp.

asif Jun 08, 2013 07:50pm

who cares? she is crying over an assembly seat, she belongs in a 'traditional' political party.

Mustafa Jun 08, 2013 08:16pm

Fair weather friends.

Tariq Mehsud Jun 08, 2013 08:32pm

Kasuri and Shirin both are vital part of the PTI Kasuri will never quit PTI never Inshallah

Syed Afaq Hussain Jun 08, 2013 08:40pm

Mohtarma Fauzia Kasuri will not leave the mission of PTI /GREAT PAKISTANI'S MISSION incomplete. I am 100% sure because PtI's mission is Fauzia Kasuri.s mission.

Palamya Jun 08, 2013 08:52pm

With due respect to all opinions expressed here, I want to say that this matter deserves to be tackled with support. I agree that she shouldn't have gone that far while relenting her anguish...but we should remember that to err is human.

HM Jun 08, 2013 09:13pm

Looks like Imran Khan is not in control. Thats why all this happenings. What about Javaid Hashmi's statements that Nawaz Sharif is his leader. Is Javid Hashmi a planted spy of PML N in PTI???

J Khokhar Jun 08, 2013 09:32pm

Captain has the right to take decisions, Rule #1 = Boss is always right, if you don't agree, go to rul #2 Rule #2 = Go to Rule #1 :)

I sympathize that Ms. Kasuri's went extra miles, she probably was a victim of ignorance, Captain, you want to make yourself more reachable, even if you are on a hospital bed,,,, sorry Captain, honest workers need to be appreciated and heard .. even grown ups require baby sitting :)

Sultan Alvi Jun 08, 2013 09:40pm

Fauzia Kasuri should take a break from the heat of Lahore and make a trip to Kool Canada to let things cool down now. Time will make her realize that, unfortunately, her recent tantrum in public and on media did not serve any useful purpose expect exposed her vulnerable hidden inside, and did great harm to her long record of impeccable service to PTI. Along with IK, I have been a great admirer of Fauzia Kasuri also. However, her recent drama in public has shaken my confidence, and it will take me some time to forgive and forget this completely unnecessary bizarre crap. May God give you peace and wisdom FK, and reward you with a seat, if that is what you are really after. May God bless our great Imran Khan and PTI.

Ahmer Jun 08, 2013 10:15pm

Everyone is in politics is for a personal gain. Fauzia is no different.

Shehzad Jun 08, 2013 10:52pm

I thought she was awarded a ticket in general election and she was not elected by the public, am I right? So now she is upset b/c some other workers are awarded ticket...........sounds more like selfish and disgruntle then anything else. There are only feww seats and PTI can't make everyone happy by awarding those to same people. In any case there will be some disgruntled workers no matter what. All PTI needs is clear selection process for tickets.

ahmed Jun 08, 2013 11:32pm

Let her go

shabut Jun 08, 2013 11:46pm

Sorry but you had your 10 minutes of fame so let's get back to the job now.

Mohsin Meghani Jun 09, 2013 12:03am

Don't worry. She will join as soon as she is given the ticket for the by election and offered a ministry later on. It is Pakistan. Mohsin Meghani

M A Baig Jun 09, 2013 12:04am

She is welcome back but she went too far and will never have the trust of most of her colleagues. Khan wants to make this party an institution not a personality club.

Ali Salman Jun 09, 2013 12:27am

Lay off folks, dont be so harsh on Fouzia, There are`nt many who would equal or come close to her contribution to PTI or the leader. You can not equate long serving selfless workers with new comers. Obviously she was hurt. Loyalty and devotion must count to encourage others. Fouzia must listen to IK and rejoin party. Both need each other,

janan khan Jun 09, 2013 01:47am

Imran Bhai Please dont take her back, let her go , we need pure people. and I have a strong believe that you will make a wise and good decision. But based on the facts: The person who threats a party ,, can not be trustworthy at all. This is How PTI differs from other parties. Selfish people have no place among US. You will do better without her. Let her go to any party she wants to. God bless you Imran Bhai ,PTI and Pakistan

waleedfakhar Jun 09, 2013 02:23am

now she will make a new pakistan with her a yummy cake.

Practical Jun 09, 2013 03:45am

@ahmed: Let her go where? Fauzia has given up her US Nationality

Azhar Jun 09, 2013 03:52am

@touseef: Really? Shireen Mazari left PTI accusing all and sundry and then returned just before elections and got everything she wanted. What was that? What principles are you talking about? Ms. kasuri is a founding member and has greatly served the party even giving up her US nationality. Doesn't she deserve some respect? As a supporter of PTI, I am disappointed with PTI and particularly IK. If he can't handle his party, how will he hanlde the entire government?

feroz khan Jun 09, 2013 04:11am

why do most pakistani female politicians look like bad women trying to solicit ... ?

Fahad Jun 09, 2013 04:44am

She was being ignored and disqualified so taking right steps to disclose this political mafia who awarded tickets for money in general elections.

Mo Jun 09, 2013 05:22am


You do realize she worked her behind off for 17 years for Imran Khan. And your statement "only volunteers should be part of this party" makes zero sense. If it wasn't for Fauzia, PTI would be in the dumps. I hope she doesn't come back, PTI doesn't deserve her, she's too good for them.

sb Jun 09, 2013 06:52am

What did the selfish Imran say? Bet you, he must have lied.

said Jamal Jun 09, 2013 07:38am

Great Woman Kasuri, she is old guard an asset of PTI, Imran should resolved this problem, She is very honest, intelligent, PTI should not accommodate her services are great, on TV talk shows she is defended PTI,

Osman Jun 09, 2013 10:35am

While I do not agree with the way she has been reacting in public... however, I think IK should handle this situation and give her a second chance.

She is an important enough part of PTI and IK needs to show that he has leadership skills to manage such small issues intelligently as well.

Jawad Khan Jun 09, 2013 01:03pm

@M A Baig: but why pti gives 3 reserve seats to pervez khatak's relatives?

Basit Jun 09, 2013 07:55pm

Fuzia kasuri is better then Dr Shirin Mazari and Munazza Hassan she is much more strongest candidate for reserve seats she better defend PTI in talk shows and in Pakistan she is the one women jis ne american identity Pakistan ke lye khorban kar di

ali khan Jun 09, 2013 09:51pm

Dearest Captain, Plz dont leave mother of PTI our Mom fouzia like this,She is an asset For Pti Youth,Sir if PML offer me Billions i will never leave My Captain alone,Over my dead Body,I Swear.Reading all post Comments i realize if U give NA-48 ticket to Asad omer or Fauzia kasuri,sir what you think Who will WIN.My Vote for fauzia mom bcz she truely delivered for pti nd for this nation,Rest Sir your decision...Secondly why this pervaiz khattak is so powerful in KPK to get 3 seats for the relatives,Any good reason for PTI workers and your fallowers???,we all are very distrubed..Imran bhai PLZ dont let him to take his own dicisions,,Keep a close eye on him how much he is your best friend.Sir we all vote for You and Bat not to pervaiz khattak or asad qaiser.Sir i dont want in party these black sheep could try hijack your policies and mandate.My request to you Captain PLZ dont let her GO,Regards and Very Best wishes for your early recovery.ameen.yours ali khan.

HR Jun 09, 2013 10:53pm

@NK Ali: Dr.Mazari would never come in a talk show like that even in the recent election campaign she avoided on to come on talk shows too much and even she was in any show then her performance was lazy and poor. Similarly Munaza Hassan is the same she was seen very rarely in the talk shows in the recent election campaign. In fact as an elected President of W.Wing she should have visisted all around the country (especially the big cities) to mobilize the ladies for PTI; but no such activity was seen from her side. On the other hand Fauzia was not an elected president but she was spoted in different cities during election campaign. She even managed to visit Peshawar and managed to participate in door to door campaign in NA-1 for PTI along with Mr.Khan's sisters. Fauzia Kasoori was seen in talk shows on daily basis and seen pro-active.

HR Jun 09, 2013 10:58pm

@touseef: Then why that Ms.Mazari was accepted back; who also performs very poorly. With due respect what we will do with her Phd; if she is so much un-reliable that she can leave party any time again and instead a top position was given in reserved seats to this lazy person. As an information secy.; her performance is totally disappointed. Even when she appears on talk shows, her performance is not pro-active and sharp.

HR Jun 09, 2013 11:01pm

This is much encouraging that IK has finally realized and has taken out sometime for FK. One thing is now proved that except IK, there is no other senior leader in the party who may try to solve such issues.

Daud Aslam Jun 10, 2013 08:41am

Fozia Qasoori left Pti.yeh mamooli noyat ka waqia nahi hai aik aisee Tehreek jo tabdeli ki baat krti ho us Tehreek ki founding member Tehreek chor day yeh baat itni asani se Hazam honay wali nahi hai....Kuch to gar bar hai. Mera apna personel opinion yeh hai k Fozia Qasoori is 100% Ri8 aur app dhakhain gay k Pti k puranay log aik aik kr k iss ko chortay chalay jain gay bcs Pti ko ab in logoon ki zaroorat nahi rahi .Waqat anay wala hai Tehreek insaf b jageer daroon,waderoon aur Sarmaya daroon ki Tehreek ban jaye gee Aur Tabdeeli ka sirf nara reh jaye ga..Halat o Waqiat issi taraf ishara kr rahay hain.

Daud Aslam Jun 10, 2013 08:45am

Fozia Qasoori left Pti.yeh mamooli noyat ka waqia nahi hai aik aisee Tehreek jo tabdeli ki baat krti ho us Tehreek ki founding member Tehreek chor day yeh baat itni asani se Hazam honay wali nahi hai....Kuch to gar bar hai. Mera apna personel opinion yeh hai k Fozia Qasoori is 100% Ri8 aur app dhakhain gay k Pti k puranay log aik aik kr k iss ko chortay chalay jain gay bcs Pti ko ab in logoon ki zaroorat nahi rahi .Waqat anay wala hai Tehreek insaf b jageer daroon,waderoon aur Sarmaya daroon ki Tehreek ban jaye gee Aur Tabdeeli ka sirf nara reh jaye ga..Halat o Waqiat issi taraf ishara kr rahay hain.

Faysal Jun 10, 2013 11:56am

@Mahmood: who says you that he is selfish? nawaz shareef is 100 times selfish than imran khan

Hassaan Aasim Jun 10, 2013 12:57pm

fauzia kasuri leaving PTI sounds Imran Khan leaving PTI ! :P

Imran Khan being the chairman of the party must keep the final decisions in his own hand. He must order all his decision makers to keep quiet in this regard because without her, PTI won't be the same !!!

Hassaan Aasim Jun 10, 2013 01:04pm

@Jawad Khan: They purely came on MERIT !!!