Imran Khan, the chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has been asked by the PTI UK Coordination Committee (PTI-UKCC) to interfere immediately in the UK affairs of the party to hold free and fair polls of the panel.
In a press note issued by the PTI-UKCC, it has rejected the January 2012 irregular elections, announcing that the action by a group to suspend other members is annulled. The group asked PTI chief Imran Khan to investigate all polls irregularities so that free and fair elections can be held in the UK at the earliest.
The statement observed, “the PTI-UKCC, setup to deal with the issue of irregular PTIUK elections, has the support of a large number of old and new PTI members, said that they outwardly reject the results and do not recognize the disputed elected body”.
It continued that the senior PTI leaders namely Rabia Zia, Wajid Abbasi, MA Raja, Dr Raana Dar, Muhammad Bin Qasim, Khurram Naeem, Sobia Zia have not been suspended from PTIUK.
The press note noted, “PTI-UKCC strongly condemns the cheap publicity stunts of the disputed elected body for maligning PTI & its die hard workers by publishing a fake suspension letters in their own personal capacity to the media and on Insaf forums”.
According to the statement, Shahid Dastgir is not even a paid member of PTIUK and had taken it upon himself to externalize an internal party matter.
The senior PTI leadership has been asked to take abrupt action on those who are damaging the party especially in international chapters where people do not expect dirty politics, it added.
The press note further said, “The disputed body is in fear of PTIUK election irregularities being investigated by an independent body in Pakistan and they are desperate as they are not being recognized by the majority in the UK as they participated in bogus elections. The body has lost its confidence as has not been able to deliver in terms of fund raising or paid membership”.