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PTI to launch nationwide membership drive within 10 days

March 11, 2012

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan. - File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Sunday announced that his party will launch a countrywide membership campaign within 10 days.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, he said PTI has set a target to make four million members in the drive, which would continue for 60 to 75 days.

Dedicated and committed workers will be mobilized to take the message of the party door-to-door to muster support.

He claimed it would be an unprecedented and largest drive in the country's history, adding that at present 800,000 people have got themselves registered with PTI as members.

Khan said he does not believe in family politics so all office-bearers of PTI from 'bottom to top' would be elected by its members.

“Party elections will be held from union council to top level after completion of the membership drive.”

Replying to a question, the PTI Chairman said the party's parliamentary board would award tickets to candidates for provincial and national assemblies in the next general elections in line with recommendations of district organizing committees.

To a question about absence of Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Javed Hashmi from the press conference, Khan said he talked to Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday and Qureshi could not come because of the death a close friend's son.

“The son of a close friend of Shah Mehmood committed suicide, so he was busy there.” While Makhdoom Javed Hashmi is in the United States raising funds for the party.

Responding to another question, Khan said the Mehran Bank case has exposed the real faces of politicians, who claimed to be champions of democracy. “Now it is clear who plays in connivance with the umpire,” the PTI Chairman observed.