Imran Khan, the chairman of the PTI and a former prime minister, has made the decision to break another record by running in the March 16 by-elections for all 33 National Assembly seats that have become empty as a result of the resignations of members of his party.
The PTI leader campaigned for eight constituencies earlier in October of last year and created history by winning six of them.
“The PTI’s core committee and parliamentary party in its joint session has decided that Imran would be the party’s candidate in the upcoming by-elections,” PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Quershi said on Sunday.
The already elected candidates from these seats would submit their nominations as covering candidates, he continued.
Qureshi, who was joined by PTI Secretary General Asad Umar, provided details of the joint session. He said extensive discussions were held on the flagrant Constitutional violations, suspension of basic human and fundamental rights, and the nation’s rapidly deteriorating economic situation.
He emphasised that the PTI has approved four resolutions to alert the Supreme Court and President Arif Alvi, a member of his party, to the constitutional and human rights abuses.
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Another resolution was presented by PTI leader Umar, who requested President Alvi to pay attention to the harassment of party officials and activists as well as other human rights abuses occurring in the nation.
He forewarned that the federal government’s atrocities would have negative consequences and added that they would fuel the aspirations of the nation’s foreign adversaries.
Umar pleaded with the president to take note of the K-P governor’s most recent declaration that the province’s elections would be scheduled by “powerful circles.”