Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
پاکستان تحريک انصاف
Chairman Imran Khan
Founded 25 April 1996 (1996-04-25)
Headquarters Sector G-6/4
Islamabad, Pakistan
Student Wing Insaf Student Federation
Youth Wing Insaf Youth Wing
Women Wing Insaf Women Wing
Membership  (2013) 10 million (worldwide)
Ideology Welfarism[1][2][3]
Islamic democracy
Political position Centre
Colors          Green, Red
Slogan Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem
Senate
7 / 104
National Assembly
34 / 342
Punjab Assembly
31 / 371
KP Assembly
60 / 124
Sindh Assembly
4 / 168
Balochistan Assembly
0 / 65
AJK Legislative Assembly
1 / 41
[4]
GB Legislative Assembly
1 / 33
[5]
Election symbol
Cricket Bat
Party flag
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf flag.PNG
Website
www.insaf.pk

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) (Urdu: پاکستان تحريک انصاف‎; Pakistan Movement for Justice) is a political party in Pakistan, founded in 1996 by former national cricket captain Imran Khan.

It is a Third Way, Centrist party which aims to create a welfare state, where the state is responsible for education, health and employability of citizens.[6] It promotes freedom of thought, abolition of personal income tax and dismantling religious discrimination in Pakistan.[7][8]

Directly following its founding in 1996, the party had little initial success.[9] Khan won a seat in the Pakistani general election, 2002. The party boycotted the 2008 election, but in 2013 it received over 7.5 million votes, making it second in the number of votes and third in the number of seats won. It sits in opposition to the government at national level, but governs Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.[10][11]

The party terms itself an 'anti-status quo movement' advocating egalitarian Islamic democracy.[1][2][3] It claims to be the only non-family party of mainstream Pakistani politics.[12] With over 10 million members in Pakistan and abroad, it claims to be Pakistan's largest party by membership.[13][14][15] According to the 2013 election results, the PTI is Pakistan's second largest party in terms of votes, third-largest party in terms of parliamentary seats, the second-largest in Punjab and Karachi, and the largest in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where it leads a coalition government.[16]

History

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was founded by Imran Khan on 25 April 1996 in Lahore, Pakistan.[17] Founded initially as a sociopolitical movement, in June 1996 the first Central Executive Committee of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was formed under the leadership of Imran Khan, including Naeemul Haque, Ahsan Rasheed, Hafeez Khan, Mowahid Hussain, Mahmood Awan and Nausherwan Burki[18] as founding members. PTI began to grow slowly but did not achieve immediate popularity. Khan launched PTI as a party which he claimed represented the true aspirations of the people of Pakistan.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's constitution was approved on 24 January 1999 by the Central Executive Committee in Lahore. In October 2002, Khan ran for office in the National Elections and became a member of parliament (MP) for Mianwali, his home town. Khan, however, remained deeply critical of the entire political order of Pakistan, which he deemed corrupt, inefficient, and morally bereft of any of the founding principles of Pakistan. In protest, Khan began a grassroots campaign to raise awareness about his political party.

After Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in 2007 and Nawaz Sharif returned from self-exile in Saudi Arabia, pressure increased upon President Musharraf to hold democratic elections. PTI, in conjunction with many political parties, joined the All Parties Democratic Movement, which was opposed to further military rule. The general election in 2008 resulted in a PPP victory. This election was boycotted by PTI.

During the presidency of Asif Ali Zardari, Imran Khan's popularity soared amid discontent with the ruling administration's domestic and foreign policy. PTI promised to create an independent, self-reliant Pakistan free from debt, dependency and discord. In Pakistan: A Personal History, PTI chairman Khan argues that a selfish and corrupt ruling elite, primarily made up of politicians, feudal leaders, and military bureaucrats, had destroyed Pakistan and brought it to the brink of disaster. PTI maintains that it represents all Pakistanis, regardless of religious, ethnic, linguistic, and provincial backgrounds.

Ideology

Pakistan Tahreek e Insaf's agenda envisions a modern Islamic republic that advocates individuals' welfare through community co-operation. PTI wants to set Pakistan on a course to political stability, social harmony, and economic prosperity for all religious, ethnic and racial communities.

PTI has an agenda to blend traditional social and religious values and cultural and ethnic diversity of Pakistan into common goals and aspirations for a just society based on Mohammad Iqbal's and Mohammad Ali Jinnah's vision of Islamic democratic culture providing social security, welfare and the rule of law.

Mohammad Iqbal's work has influenced Imran Khan in his deliberations on an "Islamic social state".[2]

The party manifesto includes a desire to provide credible leadership, to restore Pakistan's political and economic sovereignty, to establish a strong system of accountability and to combat corruption.[2][19]

A campaign poster of the PTI

Constitution

The party has a published constitution.[20] It aims for unity, solidarity, social justice and prosperity. The Central Executive Committee is its main central council, with a duty is to assist the chairman with the day-to-day functions of the National Council, to lay down party policy, to guide the party at national level and to act as executive authority of the party. The chairman is the head and the chief spokesman of the party. His duty is to ensure that the organisation works at all levels in accordance with the aims and objectives of the party. He may delegate his powers to the Secretary General or any member of the Central Executive Committee. He may suspend any office bearer pending disciplinary action. In the event of removal or suspension of an office bearer, he may delegate power and duties of such office bearer to any other member of the Party.

A new constitution was drafted by a committee headed by lawyer and Senior Vice-President Hamid Khan, creating the positions of Vice-Chairman and President.

Policies

Social

The PTI has called for major social, economic, and political reforms. The PTI's ideology is derived from Allama Iqbal's vision of a self-reliant, modern democracy following Islamic principles. In 2011 the PTI promised to stop all foreign aid if it comes to power.[21] The PTI maintains that corruption in all of its forms – whether moral, financial, spiritual – has ruined Pakistan, and therefore a culture of accountability and transparency is needed to restore faith in the system of government.[22] The PTI has argued for religious tolerance and greater representation for minorities. Christians, Sikhs, and Hindus have joined the PTI.[23][24] The PTI has also spoken out for senior citizens, poor people, and women.[25]

Education

PTI believes in raising education standards across the country, universal literacy, and promoting schools and colleges.[26][26] On 20 February 2013 PTI launched[27] its 'Education Policy'[28] with plans to introduce a uniform education system with one curriculum for all and education in mother tongue and in Urdu at primary school. English would be taught as a subject.[29] PTI believes that educational institutions should be de-politicized their governance devolved to town level. The party believes in measures to promote adult literacy for those aged 15 to 30 and to educate women.[30]

Political

The PTI has called for a complete overhaul of Pakistan's current political order[31][32] The PTI believes in abolishing feudalism,[33] economic inequality[33] and government mismanagement. The PTI promised to crack down on police brutality, restructure the civil service, reform the electoral system, allow for a truly independent judiciary, decentralise state power, and enforce laws which extend personal liberty.[33][34] On 18 August 2014, Khan announced PTI would renounce all its seats won in the 2013 elections, claiming the elections were rigged. He accused Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of plundering the national wealth and demanded his resignation. He called on the public to withhold taxes and payment of utility bills to force the government to resign.[35] On 22 August 2014 all 34 PTI lawmakers resigned from the national assembly.[36]

Defence

The PTI propose civilian control of Pakistan's military. The Inter-Services Intelligence service would report directly to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, and the defence budget would be audited by the government. Imran Khan also pledged to resign should any terrorism take place from Pakistani soil following these reforms.[37][38][39]

Drone bombings

Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf organised a protest against drone attacks in Pakistan on 23 November 2013 at Peshawar, where it called on the federal government to force an end to U.S. CIA drone attacks and to block NATO supplies through the country to Afghanistan. "We will put pressure on America, and our protest will continue if drone attacks are not stopped." The U.S. embassy declined to comment on the protest that also temporarily closed a route leading to one of two border crossings used for the shipments.[40]

Foreign Affairs

Chairman PTI Imran Khan with Secretary of State John Kerry.

The PTI believes in pursuing a foreign policy based on a nationalist agenda, which it believes will safeguard all of Pakistan's national interests and promote greater regional co-operation. The PTI would forge stronger relationships with neighbouring countries, but not at the cost of Pakistan's national sovereignty or territorial integrity.[41] The PTI would fully restore Pakistan's economic and political sovereignty if elected into power, and has consistently vilified the PPP-led federal government for subverting Pakistan's national interests and strategic ambitions to please international powers.[42]

The PTI hopes to have a relationship with the US that would be based on "self dignity and respect".[43] The PTI will also stop all foreign aid to Pakistan.[38] The PTI would make the Kashmir issue a top priority and would try and solve the issue permanently so that Pakistan no longer has any border or territorial disputes with any of its neighbours.[44]

General elections

People in Peshawar gather to welcome Imran Khan on 23 December 2008

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf contested the general elections of 1997, 2002 and 2013. It boycotted the 2008 general elections.

1997 & 2002 General Elections

Less than one year after its founding, PTI contested the 1997 general elections. Imran Khan stood in seven constituencies across Pakistan but did not win a majority in any.[45]

In the 2002 general elections, party chairman Imran Khan won one seat from Mianwali. PTI secured 0.8% of the popular vote.[46]

2008 General Elections

Imran Khan tearing his nomination paper at a press conference in 2007. It has been taken by the Administration of www.insaf.pk, who have allowed to use it.
Imran Khan tearing his nomination paper at a press conference in 2007. PTI boycotted the 2008 general election.

PTI openly boycotted the Pakistani general election on 18 February 2008 because it believed that the election was fraudulent and laced with irregularities.[47]

2013 General Elections

On 21 April 2013 Khan, the chairman of PTI, launched his campaign for the 2013 elections from Lahore where he addressed supporters at the The Mall, Lahore followed by prayers at the Data Durbar Complex.[48][49] which was followed by large rallies in Karak and Dera Ismail Khan.[50] He also announced that he would pull Pakistan out of the US-led war on terror and bring peace in the Pashtun tribal belt.[51] On 22 April 2013 Khan addressed different public meetings in Malakand, Lower Dir District and Upper Dir District where he announced that PTI will introduce a uniform education system in which the children of rich and poor will have equal opportunities.[52]

On the same day he spoke at a rally in Rawalpindi's Constituency NA-56 accompanied by Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad.[53] On 23 April 2013 Khan addressed large rallies in Renala Khurd, Okara and other parts of Sahiwal Division. He challenged PML-N President Nawaz Sharif to a live debate, a challenge which PML-N was quick to decline.[54] On 24 April, Khan addressed rallies Nankana Sahib District, Sheikhupura and Pattoki where he announced that once he comes to power no parliamentarian will receive development funds as they are misused for achieving political gains.[55]

On 25 April 2013 Khan addressed political gatherings in South Punjab including in Pakpattan, Lodhran and Vehari.[56][57] On the following day Khan continued his mass campaign in South Punjab, he addressed rallies at Jalalpur Pirwala, Muzaffargarh, Mian Channu, Kabirwala and Khanewal where he promised to end the system of tyranny and announced that once in power he will make law which will allow every village or town to elect its own Station House Officer which he believes will prevent corruption and police brutality, he also promised to eliminate the post of Patwari and make a computerised and professional land record system.[58][59]

Khan ended his south Punjab campaign by addressing rallies at Bahawalpur, Khanpur, Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan and Rajanpur on 27 April. During the campaign he collectively visited over 25 towns and cities and addressed dozens of rallies and corner meetings, at the end he promised to hang the killers behind the assassination of Benazir Bhutto he also said that the local government system is important for prosperity of Pakistan.[60] On 28 April, Khan moved to central Punjab where he addressed large rallies at Mandi Bahauddin, Hafizabad and Sargodha while promising people to bring justice and equality to Pakistan.[61]

On 29 April 2013 Khan addressed rallies at Murree, Talagang, Chakwal, Taxila and Attock[62] On 30 April, Khan visited his home town of Mianwali where he addressed several rallies, he lashed out on Bhutto's and Sharif's. He is quoted to say 'You can't lead revolution from behind bulletproof glass' he also claimed that he had conquered fear of dying 17 years ago.[63] On 1 and 2 March Khan addressed gatherings in Sibi, Loralai, Zafarwal, Pasrur, Narowal, Jacobabad and also led a car rally in Rawalpindi.[64][65] On 3 May Khan continued his campaign at Battagram, Mansehra, Torghar District, Abbottabad and Haripur, followed by rallies at Buner District, Swabi, Charsadda, Mardan, Nowshera and Peshawar on 4th while promising to abandon war on terror.[66][67][68]

Six points of Naya Pakistan Pledge

On 23 March 2013 (Pakistan Day) Imran Khan addreased over 100,000 supporters at Iqbal Park and made six promises to the people of Pakistan if he comes to power also known as Imran Khan's six pledges.[69][70][71]

  • I will always speak the truth to the people of Pakistan.
  • The PTI government that will come into power, I promise that we will try to end tyranny.
  • I will never take my money out of Pakistan.
  • I will never take personal benefit from being in government, nor will my relatives be allowed to benefit from my being in power.
  • I will protect your tax money.
  • We will stand together with every Pakistani in or outside Pakistan.

Imran Khan's election campaign injury

On 7 May, four days before the elections, Imran Khan was admitted to Shaukat Khanum hospital in Lahore after sustaining head and back injuries falling from a forklift that was lifting him onto a stage at a rally.[72][73][74][75][76]

The incident received extensive media coverage in Pakistan. Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement all expressed their sympathy over Imran's injury and prayed for his swift recovery. Najam Sethi, Shahid Afridi and all central party leaders visited Khan at the hospital.[77] The former chief minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, who is Imran Khan's political rival visited Imran at the hospital.[78] Political leader Nawaz Sharif, whom Imran Khan is campaigning against for position of Prime Minister in the upcoming elections also announced that he is cancelling his election campaign as a show of solidarity.[79] Nawaz Sharif expressed deep concerns over Imran Khan's injuries. During an election rally he was holding in Rawalpindi, Nawaz Sharif prayed with all participants at the rally for his health. He then announced that there will be no more rallies and urged his supporters to go home and pray for Imran's recovery.[80]

2013 General Election results

Pakistan's 2013 elections were held on 11 May 2013 throughout the country. The elections resulted in a clear majority of the Pakistan Muslim League (N), a strong rival of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf but it did managed to take over the Pakistan Peoples Party as the main opposition to PML-N's candidates in the Punjab Province where the parties popularity was able to push 20 representatives to the Punjab Assembly.[81][82] PTI also emerged as the second largest party in Karachi[83]

While according to non-official results announced by Pakistani media and the Election Commission of Pakistan. Imran Khan, Chairman of PTI won three of the four constituencies he contested winning from Constituency NA-1, Constituency NA-56 and Constituency NA-71.[84] While Khan's party PTI won 31 directly elected parliamentary seats which is more than 300 percent more than it got in 2002 elections. PTI was third largest party nationally as well as being the largest in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and second largest in Punjab.[85] In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PTI defeated all mainstream political parties across the province with mostly new candidates. It also won every seat in Peshawar, Nowshera and Mardan district, it is expected that PTI will lead a coalition government in the province. PTI couldn't manage to win a majority in Punjab but made some wins while barely managed to make any inroads in Sindh or Baluchistan. PTI got 34 out of 99 seats in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly.[86]

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

According to the polling data available,[87] PTI performed considerably well in Central and Southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, while it ceded ground to Jamaat-e-Islami and Jamiat Ulema (F) in Northern Pakhtunkhwa.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa proper, the party failed to get more than 5% of the polled vote in only one constituency, NA-22 Battagram. The party also didn't fare well in FATA which borders the Pakhtunkhwa province. Here PTI won only one constituency, NA-47, out of 12 while failing to win more than 5% of the vote in 3 constituencies NA-36, NA-37, NA-41.

Punjab
PTI in 2013 Elections by percentage of votes polled

In Punjab, the party performed the best in the North and the South from where its largest share of seats came from. It managed to win more than 5% of the vote in all constituencies of Northern Punjab. While in Southern Punjab its support was mainly concentrated in Multan along with a belt of districts surrounding it, which include Khanewal, Vehari and Pakpattan. Its performance was lackluster in Rajanpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Bahawalnagar, and Muzaffargarh.

PTI's performance in Central Punjab was limited to gains in the districts of Mianwali, Lahore, Sahiwal, Nankana Sahib, Sheikhupura and Faisalabad. Mianwali district, from where the party's leader, Imran Khan belongs, saw the highest votes polled in the favor of PTI in Punjab at an average of 59.85% in the district's two constituencies. Among other major districts, it performed the worst in Jhang and Sargodha. In Sargodha it failed to win more than 5% of the vote in 3 out of 5 constituencies, while in Jhang the party failed to field candidates in 3 out of 6 constituencies and got more than 5% vote in only one constituency, NA-86. Hafizabad, Bhakkar and Gujranwala were other weak showings of PTI in Central Punjab.

Sindh

Apart from Karachi, Sindh was mainly neglected by PTI during much of its election campaign and it shows in the results. The party failed to field its candidates in 19 out of Interior Sindh's 40 constituencies. Where it did field its candidates, it failed to clear the 5% vote benchmark in 18 constituencies. In most such constituencies, the order of the votes was in the hundreds. PTI's only strong showing in interior Sindh was in the constituencies of NA-228 Umerkot and, NA-230 Tharparkar where, the party's vice president, Shah Mehmood Qureshi's spiritual Ghousia Jamaat has a considerable following.[88]

In Karachi, PTI bagged an average of 20.37% across 18 of 20 constituencies it participated in. The constituency NA-250 of Karachi recorded the highest percentage of votes polled in the favor of PTI at 61.38%.

Balochistan

In Balochistan, the situation was similar to that of interior Sindh. PTI failed to field its candidates in 4 out of the province's 13 constituencies. Further on, it didn't receive more than 5% of the vote in 7 of the remaining 9. Votes in most of these cases were mere hundreds. It performed relatively well in NA-259 of Quetta proper and NA-265 Sibi where the party got 14.83% and 6.99% of the vote respectively.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government

In the northwestern province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the PTI formed a governing coalition with the Jamaat-e-Islami and Qaumi Watan parties. On 13 May 2013, Parvez Khattak was appointed Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.[89] The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Development Advisory Committee includes Asad Umar, Jehangir Khan Tareen, Ali Asghar Khan, Khalid Mehsud and Rustam Shah Mohmand.[90][91][92] There are 14 ministers[93] selected form the coalition govt to form the cabinet for Chief Minister Parvez Khattak

Budget 2013–2014

On 17 June, the PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government presented their budget for the fiscal year 2013–14. No new tax was imposed. The budget included increases to the salaries and pension of government employees and a higher minimum wage.[94][95]

2008 membership drive

Imran Khan giving autographs during a membership drive in Lahore. Vice-president Ejaz Chaudhary is on the right.

[96] A membership drive in November and December 2008 resulted in 150,000 people joining the party.[97][98][99][100][101][102][103][104][105]

Electoral Performance

Organization

PTI & Imran Khan back up with people living in Hazara on provincial demand, it was announced on 8 April 2012 address to thousands of Pakistanis.
Leader and Chairman of PTI Imran Khan on stage at a public gathering at Abbottabad.

The National Council is the PTI governing body. Its members are:

  • Office bearers of the provincial organizations
  • Presidents of regional organizations
  • Presidents of district organizations
  • Five members nominated by each of the women, youth, students, labour, farmers, minorities, lawyers and overseas organisations
  • Advisors nominated by the chairman

The National Council elects central office bearers.

Intra Party Elections

In March 2012[106] PTI announced to hold US-style intra-party election, according to a press briefing the US-style candidate nomination and ticket-awarding process, PTI would aim to introduce local caucuses on district levels throughout the country.[107] Aspiring candidates would undertake debates and undergo primaries to win a party ticket for contesting on Provincial Assembly or National Assembly seats. The elections were held from October 2012 and ended on 23 March 2013 where the party finally elected the National Council[108] after a long drawn electoral process with over four million registered members for their electoral college. With these elections PTI has become Pakistan's first political party to hold the largest intra party election from the general electoral base

Central functions

Office Incumbent Term Began
Chairman Imran Khan 23 March 2013
Vice-Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi 23 March 2013
Secretary General Jehangir Khan Tareen 25 September 2013
Deputy Secretary General Saifullah Niazi 23 March 2013
Chief of Staff of Chairman Naeemul Haque 23 March 2013
Campaign Manager Asad Umar 23 March 2013
Secretary of Information Shireen Mazari 23 March 2013
Secretary of Overseas Pakistanis Fauzia Kasuri 23 March 2013
Secretary of Commerce & Industry Firdous Shamim Naqvi 23 March 2013
Secretary of Education Moazzam Ali Athar 23 March 2013
Secretary of Health Dr. Mohammad Hanif 23 March 2013
Secretary of Foreign Affairs Ibrar ul Haq 23 March 2013
Secretary of Defence Affairs Samson Simon Sharaf 23 March 2013
Secretary of Internal Affairs Usman ur Rehman Chohan 23 March 2013
Secretary of Law Salman Hamid Afridi 23 March 2013
Secretary of Culture Akhtar Nawaz 23 March 2013
Secretary of Religious Affairs Saad Khursheed Khan 23 March 2013
Secretary of Minorities Dr. Sawaran Singh 23 March 2013
Secretary of Labour Mohammad Iqbal 23 March 2013
Secretary of Publicity Rao Rahat Ali Khan 23 March 2013
Secretary of Public Welfare Syed Aftab Shah 23 March 2013

Most of PTI's central leadership was elected, Imran Khan and Shah Mehmood Qureshi were elected on 20 March 2013.[109] The Secretary information, Secretary Finance, Secretary Social Media, Secretary Political Training, and Secretary Policy Planning are appointed by the chairman and confirmed by the CEC. The Executive Committee consists of the Central Office bearers (above) and thirty-members to be nominated by the chairman from amongst the members of the National Council.[110]

Provincial Council

Ejaz Chaudhary, President of Punjab Chapter
Yasmin Rashid, General Secretary of Punjab Chapter

The Elected Provincial Council was finalised on 18 March 2013 for a 4-year term by the various districts of each province it is as follows Punjab,[111] Sindh,[112] Baluchistan[113] & Khyber Pakhtunkhwa[114][115]

Designation Name
President of Punjab Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhary
General Secretary of Punjab Professor Dr. Yasmin Rashid
President of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Azam Khan Swati
General Secretary of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Shaukat Ali Yousafzai
President of Sindh Nadir Laghari
General Secretary of Sindh Syed Hafeezuddin
President of Balochistan Qasim Khan Suri
General Secretary of Balochistan Mir Babar Marghzani

Party Wings

Central Tarbiyati Council (CTC)

In June 2014 a Central Tarbiyati Council was created whose convener is Firdous Shamim Naqvi, Incharge for Curriculum Development Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi, Incharge Material Production Khawar Shamsul Hasan, Incharge Implementation and Monitoring Col Ejaz Minhas. The Tarbiyati Council will be responsible to train party activists on ideology, election campaign and other organizational matters.

Insaf Student Federation (ISF)

The Insaf Student Federation is the official student wing of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. ISF is present in all provinces of Pakistan. ISF has been celebrated as the best student organisation of any political party in Pakistan. Glorified for its activism and political prowess, ISF has held many protests and rallies in all parts of Pakistan to create awareness about different issues.

Women's Wing (WW)

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has a dedicated wing for Women which is led by Munaza Hassan as its elected President and Nafessa Khattak as its elected general secretary.[116] PTI strongly believe to recognise, promote and implement polices that protect the rights of Women belonging to all strata of society specially to middle and working class, urban or rural as equal citizens and encourages the participation of women in national and political life. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf strongly believes in representation of women at all decision making levels[117]

Insaf Youth Wing (IYW)

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has[118] a youth wing for people under the age of 40 to help bring attention to their issues and problems. PTI Youth Wing is led by Ali Abbas Bukhari as the elected President[119]

Persons with Disabilities

On 18 March 2013 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf became the first political party in Pakistan to announce a comprehensive policy for persons with disabilities (PWD).[120] In its vision PTI would like to ensure the rights of disabled people and they be provided with enough opportunities to play their vital role in society. The party strongly believes in the implementation the 1991 ordinance which ensured a special quota for persons with disabilities. PTI will acknowledge, facilitate and empower all PWDs enabling them to lead independent and self-fulfilling lives. PTI will also raise awareness about integration of persons with disabilities into society would work towards the prevention of certain avoidable disabilities through early diagnosis and medical treatment[121] Fulfilling its commitment to Persons with Disabilities, the KPK government led by the PTI has approved a budget of over Rs 59 Million[122] initially to help provide rehabilitation services to handicapped people at the local hospital near to their area, it is initially slated to be launched in all 25 districts of the province but will expand further with additional budgetary provisions

Insaf Research Wing (IRW)

Insaf Research Wing (IRW) is a part of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) created to carry out research to find solutions for problems in Pakistan. IRW was created in 2009[123] to carry out research to find solutions for problems in Pakistan. The foremost goal of IRW is to keep people of Pakistan and PTI informed and prepared. The wing is composed of 9 committees.[124] Each committee addresses issues related to its field of expertise. The committees defined as of yet are socio-political, information & technology, economics, energy, healthcare, corruption, foreign affairs, education & environment. Each committee addresses issues related to its field of expertise. The research reports/papers[125] are either commissioned by the central executive committee of PTI or committee members of IRW. The Wing does not follow a preset ideology while carrying out research. IRW does not endorse any opinion presented in a published report/paper as an official position. Any published document by the wing does not constitute it as an official position of PTI unless otherwise stated. Insaf Research Wing works at a national level but its members are located throughout the world bringing in the much needed international experience. IRW practices an open membership policy valid for all Pakistanis regardless of religion or race.

Notable members

See also

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