NA-25 polls: PTI’s Dawar Khan declared successful

PPP candidate Faisal Karim Kundi could have only 355 votes from NA 25 during by-polls 2013.

PPP candidate Faisal Karim Kundi could have only 355 votes from NA 25 during by-polls 2013.

DUNYA NEWS, ISLAMABAD, 19th SEPTEMBER 2013:- PTI candidate Dawar Khan from NA 25 Dera Ismael Khan has been declared successful in by-polls 2013.

According unofficial results, PTI candidate Dawar Khan has been acknowledged triumphant as he secured 73,755 votes while his rival JUI-F candidate Asad Mehmood got 66,063 votes as a whole and remained on second number.

So far as the PPP candidate Faisal Karim Kundi is concerned, he could have only 355 votes.

Delivering on promises: PTI forms committee to assist provincial govt

 

PTI chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: NNI/ FILE

PTI chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: NNI/ FILE

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE,PESHAWAR,MAY 27th,2013: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has formed a provincial coordination committee to facilitate the implementation of its election manifesto, The Express Tribune learnt on Saturday.

The committee will probe means to enable the implementation of plans developed to improve education, health, local government, planning and development, energy and power sectors.

The committee will be headed by PTI chief Imran Khan and will consist of handpicked members including Asad Umar, Jahangir Tarren, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Javed Hashmi, Asad Qaiser, Pervaiz Khattak and Atif Khan.

It was further learnt former Higher Education Commission (HEC) Chairperson Attaur Rehman and PTI Senior Vice President Ishaq Khan Khakwani may also be included in the group.

“The committee is supposed to work as a liaison body. It will coordinate with the provincial government and administration, giving advice on various development plans to be executed according to the party’s manifesto,” said someone familiar with the matter.

The members will have more powers as compared to elected MPAs as far as planning and initiating developmental projects are concerned, he informed, adding the members would also play a key role in suggesting reforms in various provincial government departments.

When contacted, PTI Peshawar President Atif Khan, a member of the said committee, confirmed the formation of the body. Atif stated the committee had been constituted in order to fully ensure the implementation of PTI’s development plans for the province, as previously pledged to the people.

In response to a question, the district president said PTI’s decision making was not centric as suggestions from party members were always welcomed.

Earlier, Awami National Party Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) President Afrasiab Khattak had criticised the PTI’s central leadership for its involvement in provincial matters, alleging important decisions regarding K-P would now be imposed from PTI’s leadership sitting in Punjab.

However, when contacted, K-P PTI Secretary Information Aqeel Razzaq said in response that people would judge the party by its performance as opposed to who made decisions when it went to the polls again in five years.

“PTI has competent people in every field, and it is our right to utilise their experience in the interest of the province,” Razzaq maintained.

He further added it was the party’s utmost priority to deliver what it pledged to the people. “We cannot take any risks. If the PTI fails to deliver in K-P, there will be no justification in asking people to vote for us in five years.”

Published in The Express Tribune, May 26th, 2013.

Forming alliances: Two independents join PTI in hope of new province

“By joining the PTI, we will try to pass a resolution in the assembly,” says an independent candidate. PHOTO: FILE

“By joining the PTI, we will try to pass a resolution in the assembly,” says an independent candidate. PHOTO: FILE

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE,PESHAWAR,MAY 25th,2013:  Expressing hopes for the creation of a separate Hazara province, two independent MPA-elects from the region joined the ranks of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Thursday. The party has announced it will convene a provincial assembly meeting on May 29. Mushtaq Ahmad Ghani and Qalandar Khan Lodhi, MPA-elects from PK-44 and PK-46 respectively, made the announcement in the presence of PTI’s chief minister-designate Pervaiz Khattak. Independent candidate from PK-65 DI Khan, Samiullah Alezai, who had earlier joined the PTI, was also in attendance. Ghani claimed his decision came after he consulted his supporters. “I joined the PTI because of its efforts to set up a transparent system of governance in the province,” he said. Expressing confidence in Khattak’s leadership, he added PTI chief Imran Khan himself had promised the creation of a Hazara province. “By joining the PTI, we will try to pass a resolution in the assembly.” Lodhi is banking on similar hopes. Ghani further said he felt as if he was rejoining the PTI, as he had been associated with the party for five years but parted ways over differences with the provincial leadership. Responding to a question, he said, “I am unconditionally joining the PTI.” With Ghani and Lodhi, PTI’s strength in the K-P assembly stands at 41, Khattak said, while welcoming the new entrants. “Their decision is for change and for the betterment of the province.” Khattak claimed his resolve to establish an exemplary government to transform the province, freeing it of oppression, corruption and the worsening law and order situation. “I myself feel I’m in prison. Due to prevailing conditions, I am advised to take a security detail along.” Khattak also claimed another independent from PK-41 Karak, Malik Qasim, was joining the PTI too. We held meetings with the Jamaat-e-Islami and Qaumi Watan Party and all issues in forming a coalition government, including assigning ministries, have been resolved, Khattak said, while refraining from divulging any further details. Khattak also criticised the provincial caretaker government for its alleged inductions in certain departments. “They have nothing to do with inductions and are only there as caretakers.” Commenting on new provinces, PTI provincial general secretary Shaukat Yousafzai said, “We will make a commission and wherever there is a need, new provinces will be made on an administrative basis.” Published in The Express Tribune, May 24th, 2013.

IMRAN KHAN DISCHARGED FROM HOSPITAL

Doctors said that the PTI Chairman will be able to return to his full functional capacity in about six to eight weeks.

This image of Imran Khan is from a video grab.

This image of Imran Khan is from a video grab.

DAWN,LAHORE,MAY 25th,2013: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan has been discharged from Shaukat Khanum Hospital on Wednesday morning, after he was fitted with a specially designed spinal brace on Tuesday, which enabled him to upright for the first time since his fall from a fork lift at an election rally on May 7.

Doctors said that Khan was able to walk unaided for over 300 meters, without any discomfort or pain.

He had a series of X-rays of his spine, which confirmed continued healing and excellent alignment of his backbones. The X-rays were reviewed by a team of radiologists and surgeons, who were very pleased with the results.

The hospital management said that Imran would continue receiving regular physiotherapy and was likely to need to wear the spinal support for some weeks to come.

He will gradually increase physical activity over the next few weeks with a return to his full functional capacity expected in approximately six to eight weeks.

Imran demands thumb print verification of votes in four constituencies

Imran Khan alleged that ROs were involved in rigging. PHOTO: AFP /FILE

Imran Khan alleged that ROs were involved in rigging. PHOTO: AFP /FILE

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE,ISLAMABAD,MAY 25th,2013: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan demanded that the Election Commission re-verify votes through thumb impression in four constituencies, and urged the Chief Justice of Pakistan to take action against returning officers who were involved in rigging during the May 11 polls, Express News reported.

Addressing PTI members who had gathered at D-chowk in Islamabad to protest against poll rigging, Imran said through a video link from Lahore, that it’s the duty of Chief Justice and Chief Election Commissioner to listen to the hue and cry of people who believe that results of 25 to 30 constituencies were manipulated.

“Listen to the people who are on the roads now. They want fingers prints’ verification in the constituencies where polls were rigged on elections day.”

The PTI chief said that it was the responsibility of the chief election commissioner to ensure free and fair elections and only the CJP had the power to take action against Returning Officers.

Imran alleged that returning officers had played their part in rigging. He was of the opinion that all political parties agreed that the elections were rigged as returning officers were involved in manipulating results on May 11.

“Returning officers were equally responsible for rigging in the 11th May polls.”

Imran asks CJP to take notice of rigging

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THE NATION,ISLAMABAD,MAY 25th,2013– PTI Chairman Imran Khan has said that a well-organised rigging was carried out in the general elections.

Addressing a large gathering of workers and supporters of his party through video link, Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf Imran Khan urged his followers to stand tall against the alleged rigging in polls and asked the chief Justice of Pakistan to take notice of the ‘results manipulation’ in polls.
“I am grateful to all of you for participating in demonstration. Please stand tall against the injustice. I request Chief Justice of Pakistan to take notice of rigging during recently held polls and investigate the matter,” Imran said while addressing his party workers who gathered at D Chowk in Islamabad, through video link from his home.
As many as 5,000 party workers, majority of whom came from other cities including Mianwali, Bhakkar, Sargodha and Khoshab under supervision of PTI’s MNAs and MPAs, gathered in the heart of Islamabad on Friday and staged a demonstration against alleged rigging in the general election and Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) ‘indifference’ to the complaints in this regard.
As compared to last couple of demonstrations that the PTI held at the same venue, Friday’s demonstration was too small and could not attract citizens of twin cities. Weaving party flags in hands and wearing official caps of PTI, supporters and workers raised slogans like “We Want Justice”. Of those who addressed the demonstrators included PTI vice-chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Punjab president Ejaz Chaudhry, and others.
Speaking to the protesters, Qureshi said it was the neat and clean personality of Imran Khan that enabled PTI to secure victory in general elections. “After recount of votes in certain constituencies, if PTI’s charges about rigging are proven, these protests will be justified otherwise the party will accept the mandate,” Qureshi said. He made it loud and clear that the PTI had emerged as the second largest political party in terms of vote despite all ‘hurdles’ created in its way during the election.
The leaders and workers of PTI expressed their motives via different slogans. Of which interesting slogans include: ‘Recount to win our trust’, ‘We do not accept rigged election’ and ‘We want free & fair election’. 

PTI’s Arif Alvi wins NA-250

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GEO NEWS,KARACHI,MAY 20th,2013: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf candidate Dr Arif Alvi has won National Assembly seat from NA-250 Karachi, securing over 77,000 votes , sources told Geo News as counting of ballots completed after partial re-polling at the 43 polling stations.

An Election Commission official would announce the unofficial results shortly, the sources said.

Earlier, reports said Dr Arif Alvi got 17,519 votes as unofficial and unconfirmed results from partial re-election held at the 43 polling stations came while Jamaat-e-Islami’s Naimatullah Khan received 446 votes.

Though, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) boycotted Sunday’s re-election at 43 polling stations, its candidate Khush Bakht Shujaat was runner up as she had secured over 30,000 votes during the polling on May 11 polls.

PTI candidates for the Sindh Assembly constituencies PS-112 and 113 Khuram Sher Zaman and Samar Ali Khan have won their seats in the re-polling.

According to unofficial results, Zaman obtained 35505 votes while Samar Ali Khan got over 38000 votes.