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Imran Khan chickens out of the NA 123 by-election

PTI CEC stops Imran to contest in NA 123 By-election

LAHORE : Central Executive Council of Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf (PTI) has stopped Imran Khan to contest in By-election from NA 123 here on Saturday.

According to details, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf announced three names for the By-election of NA 123 in which Imran Khan, Mian Mehmood Ur Rasheed and Hamid Rasheed were included. However, after the comprehensive discussion over the situation executive council stopped Imran Khan and asked Mian Mehmood Ur Rasheed and Hamid Miraj to submit their nomination papers.

Central Information Secretary of Tehreek-e-Insaf Umar Sarfaraz Cheema while talking to this agency said that Tehreek-e- Insaf is the only party in the country where decision are made by the Central Executive committee and implementation of these decision also assured.

He said that Imran khan worked hard and formed Tehreek-e-Insaf after a long struggle.

He does not want that like other parties in the country Tehreek-e-Insaf would be known as one family party. It is the basic reason that all the decisions of the party are done after discussion and consensus.

نوازشریف کے مدمقابل سرفراز نواز

لاہور میں شریف برداران کی پوزیش خاصی مضبوط ہے

پاکستان کے سابق کرکٹر اور اپنے وقت کے مقبول فاسٹ باولر سرفراز نواز نے ضمنی انتخابات میں مسلم لیگ نون کے قائد اور سابق وزیر اعظم نواز شریف کے مدمقابل آگئے ہیں جبکہ مسلم لیگ نون کی طرف سے بھی دو رہنماؤں نے بھی اسی حلقہ کے لیے کاغذات نامزدگی جمع کرائے ہیں جہاں سے ان کے قائد امیدوار ہیں۔

سرفراز نواز ان امیدواروں میں شامل ہیں جہنوں نے الیکشن کمیشن کے سامنے اپنے کاغذات نامزدگی جمع کرائے۔الیکشن کمیشن کے روبرو قومی اسمبلی کے حلقہ ایک سو تیئس کے لیے مختلف سیاسی جماعتوں کے رہنماؤں کے علاوہ آزاد امیدواروں نے بھی کاغذات نامزدگی جمع کرائے ۔

سرفراز نواز نے انیس سو پچاسی میں ہونے والے غیر جماعتی انتخابات میں حصہ لیا تھا اور لاہور سے رکن پنجاب اسمبلی منتخب ہوئے تھے۔

قومی اسمبلی کے حلقہ ایک سو تئیس سے تحریک انصاف کے سربراہ اور قومی کرکٹ کے سابق کپتان عمران نےحلقہ ایک سو تیئس سے انتخاب لڑنے کے لیے کاغذات نامزدگی حاصل کیے تھے تاہم جماعت کے فیصلے کی وجہ سے انہوں نے کاغذات نامزدگی جمع نہیں کرائے۔

دوسری طرف جماعت اسلامی کے رہنما اور قومی اسمبلی کے حقلہ ایک سو تئیس سے امیدوار حافط سلمان بٹ نے گورنر پنجاب سے ملاقات کی ۔

گورنر پنبجاب سلمان تاثیر نے صحافیوں سے بات کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ جس طرح فوجی جنگ سے نہیں بھاگتا اسی طرح سیاست دان انتخابات سے نہیں بھاگتے۔ انہوں نے کہا کہ حالات بالکل ٹھیک ہے اور اگر کوئی ڈرون کا حملہ ہوجائے تو اس کے بارے میں کچھ کہا نہیں جاسکتا ہے تاہم ان کے بقول کوئی حظرہ نہیں ہے۔ انہوں نے پیش کش کی کہ اگر کسی کو کوئی فکر ہے تو وہ اس کے ساتھ جلسے میں جانے کے لیے تیار ہیں

Imran still adamant to have ‘dialogue’ with the jihadi and sectarian terrorists hiding in FATA:

PTI seeks end to military operations
Sunday, October 04, 2009
By Our Correspondent


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has reiterated his demand to stop military operation in turbulent areas, saying issues can better be solved through dialogue.

Addressing workers’ convention on Saturday, Imran announced that the party would observe October 9 as Balochistan Day and he would visit the province on October 10 to express solidarity with Baloch people.

The PTI chief condemned torture on innocent civilians as depicted by a recently-released video. He said it would really be injustice with Army if we didn’t point fingers over this sad incident. He demanded Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Pervaiz Kiyani try soldiers involved in torture of citizens.

Calling for the need to end military operations in Swat and Malakand, he said: “We stood by our Army and completely supported it but we opposed the use of force”. He said justice was the right of every Pakistani citizen and this issue must be resolved through dialogue rather then waging a war.

Expressing solidarity with the people of Balochistan, Imran said the PTI would observe October 9 as Balochistan Day to express solidarity with Baloch people. He said cruelty could never be justified whether it was done by Taliban or government. He said he would himself visit Balochistan on October 10 and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf would continue to oppose injustice done to the people of the country.

He said the PTI was becoming a vibrant political force and he envisaged a youth revolution in coming years. He said the PTI was no more a silent political party and it was popular among expatriate Pakistanis as well.

He said workers had to play their role in strengthening the PTI while showing better performance and improving party structure. He said the party would emerge as the largest political party due to untiring effort of its workers.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf leaders, including Ahsan Rasheed, Mian Mehmood ul Rasheed, Admiral (retd) Javed Iqbal, Raja Javed Mujtaba, Asif Khan, Umer Sarfaraz Cheema and others also spoke on the occasion.

Party members from various districts criticized the PML-N led Punjab government for its failure to address issues related to provincial administration.

Members of districts, including Hafizabad, Narowal, Gujranwala and Mandi Bahauddin expressed their views on the occasion.