PTI distribute tickets on the basis of merit: Imran Khan
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said on Monday that he will not take any pressure and will review the party’s decisions regarding tickets for General Elections.
This he said on Monday to the disgruntled PTI workers who were gathered at the residence of Imran Khan at Bani Gala and protesting over the distribution of party tickets.
Imran Khan said that he was not issued ticket but it was the decision of PTI parliamentary board on the basis of merit.
He then urged the workers to submit review petitions, adding that he will sit with the party’s board and review the decisions in the next three days.
“Will decide on the basis of merit,” Imran said to the disgruntled workers, after listening to their grievances.
Following the party chairman’s reassurances, the protesting members ended their protest and started to disperse.
However, later on, another group of protesters emerged and began demonstrating against the “unfair” award of party tickets.
This group of protesters, around 1,500 to 2,000 in number, crossed the barrier leading to Imran’s hilltop residence and camped outside the main gate to his house.
Imran again came out to address the protesters from behind the gate, saying he has been working for 12 hours at a stretch to resolve their grievances.
“I’m a human and humans can make mistakes,” he admitted, repeating his advice to submit petitions of grievances. The PTI chief asked the protesters to leave so the party leaders could get to work on the issue.