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|► Proceedings for unconstitutional measures should be initiated from 1999: Ejaz Ch & Yasmeen Rashid|
Lahore (18 Nov 2013): while addressing the new joined members from Sambrial, PTI Punjab president Ejaz Ch & secretary general Yasmeen Rashid said that the proceedings for unconstitutional measures...|
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|► PTI Lahore Meeting at Breakfast (Nov 10, 2013)|
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|► PTI will not leave field open in local elections: Aleem Khan|
Lahore (29 Oct, 2013): PTI Lahore district president Mr. Abdul Aleem Khan said that PTI will not leave field open in local elections.|
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|► Press PTI Lahore Press Release (October 10, 2013)|
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|► PTI Lahore Press Release (October 9, 2013)|
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|04/12/2010 6:34 PM||
Political parties can not flourish and expand until and unless the democratic values with their true letter and spirit are not being exercised within the party. For the said purpose, we need to have an organized structure within the party. The qualitative organizational structure can only be effective and fully functional with in a political party when it’s been endorsed and qualified by its members and its workers. This objective can only be achieved by holding of democratic and periodic elections of the party leaders. The intra-party elections are the only mechanism which gives ownership of a political party to its workers and members. The said mechanism is as crucial, as it determines the future ambitions and aspirations of the party workers and its members and transforms their will into party’s policy outcomes.
As we have recently seen how intra-party elections were conducted in Labour Party UK where two brothers contested against each other. None of them questioned the credibility of the elections, even the difference was marginal.
At least with mutual consent and understanding of all stake holders/members/workers, here in UK, we can initiate the process of “Democratization of PTI” by holding free and fair intra-party elections. For this purpose we need to agree on some fundamentals like
- Equal level playing field for the contestants
- Equal and open participation of members in election process
- Full and unqualified access to information to participating candidates
- Membership Closure date should be the day when election schedule be announced
- On very same day, the administration of Funds should be handed over to PTI’s Central Secretariat in Pakistan
- Assurance of transparency in the system by announcing an independent election commission and polling observatory body (third party)
- Scrutiny of electoral lists (members lists)
Recent political developments in the world generally and particularly in Pakistan would have significant impact in Pakistan’s political future. We need to adhere this process on urgent basis so that we could cohesively play our part in this change and make public opinion favourable to PTI. Your suggestions and proposals are well come but refrain any personal or derogatory remarks!
|05/12/2010 5:31 AM||
As you are already aware, that different people (stakeholders) are trying to address this issue through different angles in their meetings. We (three individuals) independently has also tried to bring ALL London stakeholders on the table on the one point agenda of ‘ELECTION’ . We are trying to go and or calling individuals to join hands to give them equal respect or wait as a PTI member. But still, from the very first day some individuals are pointing finger and busy in a propaganda that who is behind this initiative rather than supporting the issue which is common. Its bit early for me to write what I/we have concluded from these meetings, so far. But we will try very best to bring ALL stakeholders on the table, you can also compile all the suggestions/proposals for the day. But to move forward with this issue, we ONLY need to open up hearts and minds otherwise, we will carry on wasting time in a blame game on every forum.
Mohammed Shabbir/Activist-East London:
Empowerment (Internal democracy)+Transparency + Accountability=Institution (PTI)
Keep yourselves far from envy, because it eats up and takes away good actions, like the fire that eats up and burns wood. Muhammed (SAW)
|05/12/2010 5:48 AM||
|@ ziamansur |
Agree that elections are the only way forward and you have laid out the steps that should be adhered to.
Yes urgency is required to resolve the pertinent issues concerning elections. I think work is being done but not to the speed we would like it to be.
As activists we can and should push for changes that would result in the betterment of the party and internal elections play a big part.
A good initiative of bringing together different stakeholders as we all belong to ONE party and only way we can resolve our issues are through dialogue and compromise. Internal fighting is often the result of personality clashes or some one not liking another person’s viewpoint and conveniently forgetting the bigger stakes/goals that Chairman and the party are trying to achieve. Agree we all need to be open minded, patient and have the courage to listen to others rather then be forceful about our own viewpoint.
T.E.A.M = Together Everyone Achieves More
|05/12/2010 5:57 AM||
Dear UK Insafians.
Elections are imminent. Everybody and all the groups are for Elections. The
question is about Election Commission. We in UK have waited since 4th February
gor Election Commission announcement. UK affairs are not dealt by CEC or
Secretary General. Imran Khan hold all the decision making powers about
International chapter. We as political workers should understand the politics
within. I request all the stakeholders to sit on one table and devise the
Election Commission and procedures relating impartial, fair Elections. Once we
agreed we can let the Chairman know and hold Elections for the chapters first
and then for UK body. I have already submitted the proposals to Chairman and I
am awaiting all the stake holders’ efforts at the moment and I assure you that
we shall have a meeting with all the stakeholders on one table with agenda to
Elect Commission and discuss and make the decisions regarding procedures of
Elections. I welcome efforts being made by Khawaja Nadir, Shabir Barlas and
Jawad Bhatti. I advise them they should come out with proposals for Election
Commission and procedures.
|05/12/2010 7:00 AM||
I would not be in favour of holding elections which are moderated by fellow PTI members, there is inevitable conflicts arising from this issue.
We should look at utilizing the UK Election Commission to bring fairness/transparency within the election process. The Commission has vast experience and understanding of conducting elections and their record is highly spoken of.
I believe using them eliminates any potential 'flaws' which anyone can speak of once the results have been announced.
|05/12/2010 7:37 AM||
|Lord Nazir would be more than happy to head our elections initiative in the UK. So would Saeeda Warsi. |
But i am sure there is a very good explanation as to why the elections couldnt be held earlier but as said above, they're imminent.
|05/12/2010 8:11 AM||
|There is an over all consensus among members that we should utilize services of independent legal bodies like UK Election Commission, option of postal ballot must be utilized which minimize bogus voters. Keeping in mind the current economic downturn party membership must be reduced to £2.00 per month. I agree with above argument that to have an equal level playing field membership list must be available to all candidates who contest the elections. There must be at least one month time duration from cut-off time of membership and election day to have enough time for candidates for "conveyance" process. Live debates among the candidates must be organized for members to help them make an informed decision. As far as conducting Elections in the party itself, anyone who creates obstacles is by all means are the black sheep that we must get rid of as they are threat to long term stability of the party. This anti-election self centric group want elections that guarantees their success only. In other words, they want to build a pyramid and want to sit on top of it. The authority must be derived from the consent of the governed and not through force, coercion and manipulation. I support the efforts of Barlas saab, Khawajah Nadir saab and Jawad Bhati to bring all the stake holders on the table and reminding all the stakeholders and opinion makers inside the party of their responsibilities and obligations towards the party members and by extension to their nation and country.|
|13/02/2011 3:50 AM||
members can bring a change or revolution in Pakistan if they are capable of
creating democratic institutions within and that can only be achieved through
fair, free and transparent Elections adhering to the principles laid in PTI
Constitution. I hope all the members and leaders shall strive to achieve
democratic values within party to bring the best out of members. 2011 should be
the year to build the institutions within and 2012 shall be the year of
movement and 2013 can give us landslide in Elections. In the name of
unity or consensus people are pretending to be leaders but not face the masses
who shall be choosing their leaders.
|12/03/2011 8:28 PM||
PTI UK Members are waiting for Election Commission to be announced
by CEC. For revolution or Change it is very important to have competent
Leadership to emerge. We have to overcome the obstacles of last 14 years. The
lack of democratic leadership has led us in the political wilderness in the
past but time has come for change within and that change only will come through
free, fair and transparent Elections according to Constitution. All the
relative parties should be given level playing field. Accounts should be held
by Impartial Election Commission. PTI Constitution provides the provision to
announce permanent Election Commission for 5 years. Delay in the process
provides confusion and politics being played within. There should be no hint of
Partiality. The process shall provide extra activity in PTI. Already
Notification of 24th December has given hope to our members new or
old to work harder and get in touch in their relative communities. The new
chapters shall generate extra logistics for PTI in Pakistan and also the
constituencies in Pakistan.
Charitable work can carry on but two separate institutions should be set up one
for politics and the other for Imran Khan Projects.
|13/03/2011 3:33 AM||
|I totally agree with my brothers who belives in System and democratic culture inside party first.Impartial Credible Election could take party ahead.Never rely on CEC as it is also not elected & they are part of compromised set up.Every thing is disolved how ever pwitat CEC remain intact?.I would suggest Justice R Wajih ud din as the Chairman Election Commission and from every District + members can be part of the committee from both sides.I mean ruling and opposite sides.|
|13/03/2011 7:30 AM||
|simple and straight forward way to take the party forward is to have elections within the party. if it happnes in the uk, it can set an example for the rest of the party every where else. |
|13/03/2011 7:43 AM||
|I agree with magiclamp.|
The need to have an Independent Election Commission. No point implementing parts of the manifesto besides it needs to be updated.
There is no overlap between charity and political work. SKMHC is a separate organisation, so is Namal University and so is PUKAAR.
T.E.A.M = Together Everyone Achieves More
|13/03/2011 4:24 PM||
|why Independent Election Commission. I think there is no need for that|
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