Islamabad, June 26: Just a month ahead of the general elections in Pakistan, former cricketer and Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said that there is groupism within his party. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Pakistan Violates Ceasefire In Rajouri District, Army Jawan Martyred
In an interview to Geo News, Khan said that party has been divided into two groups, each led by leaders Jahangir Taren and Shah Mehmod Qureshi. Also Read - India To Host SCO Heads of Government Summit Today; PM Modi, Imran Khan To Skip
He, however, expressed hopes that the groupism will end once the party is voted to power in the upcoming elections. Khan added that the rift between the two leaders has already narrowed. Also Read - Pakistan PM Imran Khan Visits ISI Headquarters
Calling for unity among opposition parties, the PTI chief said that his party was ready to compromise on the number of seats it would contest to prevent former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s party — Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) — from winning the elections.
On June 23, Khan was cleared to contest the elections by the Sindh Elections Appellate Tribunal, after the latter rejected a petition to cancel the former’s nomination papers. He will contest from National Assembly Seat-243 in Karachi.
The NA-243 seat in Karachi covers the city’s Gulshan-i-Iqbal area and parts of Jamshed Quarters.
Khan intends to also file his nomination papers from National Assembly Seat 95 (Mianwali) and National Assembly Seat 53 (Islamabad), and is awaiting clearance for the same from the Punjab and Islamabad election tribunals.
The other seats from which he plans to contest the elections include National Assembly Seat 35 (Bannu) and National Assembly Seat 131 (Lahore).