Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said on Wednesday that he would field 1,000 candidates across the country in the next general elections.
Imran was speaking at a press conference called to announce Dr Allama Iqbal’s grandson Waleed Iqbal’s decision to join the PTI, nine days after Imran held a rousing public meeting at Minar-e-Pakistan.
The press conference was held at Justice Javed Iqbal’s residence to mark the induction of Waleed into the PTI. Allama Iqbal and his son Justice Javed Iqbal had been a part of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML) but Waleed Iqbal joined the PTI, saying that PML has broken into many parts and lost its utility.
Announcing the decision, Waleed said it was the first time that he has joined any political party. Waleed’s mother Justice Nasira Iqbal told Pakistan Today that she hoped Waleed’s decision proves better for him and the entire nation.
“Youth is inclined towards PTI due to its strong message for change. Imran is a hero of the nation, who had brought good name by winning the cricket world cup,” she added. “PML which launched the Pakistan Movement is now divided into many parts.
These parts are working with different names and now youth is fed up all of them. PTI is talking about change and the youth wants to be a stakeholder in this wave of change,” she added. Imran Khan hailed Waleed’s decision and hoped to see new faces joining his party, who were sincere and hardworking.
He said that time would prove Waleed’s decision right, adding that he would field 1,000 candidates in the next general elections, and they would be political heavyweights. Imran said that every person has to disclose all of his assets before joining PTI, adding that Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) President Nawaz Sharif and President Asif Ali Zardari would never disclose their assets.
Qureshi finally decides to join PTI:Former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has taken a principle decision to join the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), reported on Wednesday. Citing sources, the private TV channel said the former foreign minister would resign from his National Assembly seat before formally joining the PTI. Qureshi will announce his decision during a rally in Kashmore on November 27.