Introduction – PTI

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The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) (Urdu: پاکستان تحريک انصاف‎; Pakistan Movement for Justice) is a centrist, nationalist and communitarian political party in Pakistan, which was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party is an anti-status quo movement advocating for Islamic democratic form of government, Welfare economy with social market model and a modern Muslim society in Pakistan.

The fastest growing political party in Pakistan, even though with little election success so far, PTI has established itself as one of the country’s mainstream national parties mainly after 30 October 2011 when over a hundred thousand people gathered in Lahore in support of the Party. PTI claims to have over 6 million workers in Pakistan, popularly called ‘Insafiyans’. According to Political analysts PTI has a significant vote bank in Central, Southern and Western Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Upper Sindh. The PTI claims to be only non-family party of mainstream Pakistani politics. Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League (N) are direct competitors of PTI. With over 10 million members in Pakistan and abroad, it is not only Pakistan’s largest party but also one of the world’s largest parties by membership. According to International Republican Institute (IRI), as of May 2012, PTI is Pakistan’s most popular party.

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imranLeader: Imran Khan
President: Javed Hashmi
Chairman: Imran Khan
Vice Chairman:  Shah Mehmood Qureshi
Secretary General: Arif Alvi

Central & Senior Vice-Presidents:
Hamid Khan
Ejaz Chaudhary
Asad Umar
Information Secretary: Shafqat Mahmood
Women Wing President: Fauzia Kasuri
Slogan: Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem
Founded: 25 April 1996
Headquarters: PTI Central Secretariat. 2, Street No. 84, Sector G-6/4
Islamabad, Pakistan
Student wing: Insaf Student Federation
Youth wing: Insaf Youth Wing
Research Wing: Insaf Research Wing
Women Wing: PTI Women Wing
Membership: 10 million (worldwide)
Ideology: Anti-corruption, Anti-status quo
Communitarianism, Pakistani nationalism, Islamic Welfare state
Political position: Centre
National affiliation: All Parties Democratic Movement

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