Imran Khan's 'tsunami' may turn into 'whimper' due to internal rifts in party

Peshawar, Apr. 8 (ANI): The popularity of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) seems to be crumbling in its stronghold Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, contrary to Khan's public assertions of "sweeping" the general elections.

Reports of internal rifts over the allotment of tickets are surfacing with party activists accusing the provincial cabinet and parliamentary board members of favouritism and ignoring ideological party workers, reports The Express Tribune.

Several notable leaders were not considered for party tickets to contest the polls under PTI's banner.

Provincial leader Hashim Baber said the district cabinets were given 24 hours to shortlist candidates for party tickets, while those who lost the intra-party elections were not even included in the parliamentary board.

PTI's provincial leadership is also facing criticism from Insaf Youth Wing leaders over not allotting 25 percent of the total seats to youth candidates as was previously pledged by the PTI chief. (ANI)


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