Pakistan_Tehreek-e-Insaf

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Urdu: پاکستان تحريک انصاف) (Pakistan Movement for Justice) is a political party in Pakistan. In the Pakistani_general_election,_2002, the party won 0.8% of the popular vote and 1 out of 272 elected members. PTI is headed by former Pakistani cricket captain Imran Khan. "Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem" is the slogan of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Imran Khan, the chairman of the party is also the Chancellor of the University of Bradford, England. He has a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and is a Master of Arts of the University of Oxford. He has recently put forward a solution for Pakistan's issues related to its system. His solution has three points:

  1. Independent Election Commission
  2. Independent Judiciary
  3. Independent Accountability Bureau

The party says it is working for the implementation of this solution. One of its current ambitions is to remove the military from political power.

Ideological base

Imran Khan has called for social and economic development of Pakistani people through justice at all levels of the society through moderation while keeping in mind Islamic principles. PTI aims at improving the situation of the Pakistani people through education and enlightenment.

PTI opposes the war being waged within Pakistan by the Pakistani Army, but also opposes the training of bombers to engage in revenge attacks. The party's popularity has seen a meteoric rise among the masses, especially among young people aged 18 to 30 who are inspired by Imran's charismatic leadership. The party believes that Pakistan should be self-reliant & should establish relations with the West as equals and not subordinates.

Agenda

The party's agenda is to establish a just society based on humane values while continuously upholding the self-esteem of the nation of Pakistan. The PTI aims to restore the sovereign and inalienable right of the people to choose political and economic options in accordance with their social, cultural, and religious values. The PTI is a broad-based movement for change whose mission is to create a free society based on justice, and believe that national renewal is only possible if people are truly free.

PTI leadership pledges a commitment to:

  • Freedom from political, economic and mental slavery - A self reliant modern Islamic Republic
  • Freedom from injustice - Inexpensive and quick dispensation of justice
  • Freedom from poverty - 50 percent increase in per capita income in 5 years
  • Freedom from unemployment - Two million new jobs every year
  • Freedom from homelessness - 200,000 new housing units every year and complete ownership right to millions living in Katchi Abadis (Slums)
  • Freedom from illiteracy - Full literacy by 2010
  • Freedom to generate wealth - Abolition of personal income tax
  • Freedom from fear - Complete freedom of thought and expression
  • Freedom for women - Free education up to university for girls from poor households
  • Equal right for minorities - No religious discrimination

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