Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has formed a seven-member committee for discussions with the existing government over elections, on the command of party chairman EX PM Imran Khan.
The PTI stated on Twitter that the seven-member committee, which will be led by Shah Mehmood Qureshi, would decide how to proceed with the government over the elections.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pervez Khattak, Asad Qaiser, Hammad Azhar, Haleem Adil Sheikh, Murad Saeed, and Aon Abbas Buppi are members of the committee.
The development came after the Pakistan Terheek-e-Insaf (PTI) suffered huge setbacks when key leaders Fawad Chaudhry, Shireen Mazari, and Maleeka Bokhari announced their intention to leave the party.
It is worth noting that several PTI lawmakers and members have left the party in the aftermath of the May 9 violence, in which military installations including the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi and the Corps Commander House in Lahore were attacked following the arrest of party chairman Imran Khan.
Earlier in the day, Imran Khan appeared optimistic about the future of his party and political situation, saying that he would soon give a surprise.
Responding to a question, the former premier praised his party’s leader Murad Saeed as the ‘future leader’. He also clarified that there is no conflict with the army, stating, “This army is mine.”
Ready to form negotiation team
Earlier, PTI Chairman and EX-PM Imran Khan stated on Wednesday that he was willing to form a committee for negotiations and would step back if the panel was convinced on “two conditions.”
“I am forming a committee for dialogues. It will talk about two things — if the country can function better without me, I will leave politics. Second, how is it beneficial for the country if elections are held in October,” the former premier said while addressing the party workers and supporters.
Imran Khan said that convince them of these two things, and he was ready to retreat for the sake of the country. “I am forming a committee and I will announce this tomorrow,” he announced.