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Tehrik-e-Istiqlal Pakistan (Urdu: تحریک استقلال‎) was a political party which was once the second most popular political party in Pakistan.[1] It was formed by Air Marshal Retd. Asghar Khan in 1970.[2]

In Pakistani general election, 1990 it entered into an alliance with Pakistan Peoples Party for electoral calculus.[3]

In January 2012, Tehrik-e-Istiqlal announced merging with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Striking similarities between PTI and Tehrik-e-Istiqlal". www.thenews.com.pk.
  2. ^ Aziz, Shaikh (13 July 2014). "A leaf from history: Was Asghar tipped as premier?".
  3. ^ https://herald.dawn.com/news/1398566/who-rigs-polls-in-pakistan-and-how
  4. ^ "Air marshal (retd) Asghar Khan joins PTI". www.pakistantoday.com.pk.