Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Friday held a meeting with PTI's intra-party election tribunal head, former Justice Wajihuddin Ahmad and senior party leader Hamid Khan to resolve the simmering differences within the party. During the meeting that lasted for over two hours, it was decided that another meeting will be held on August 2 with PTI's national leaders, in which former Justice Wajihuddin and Hamid Khan will participate.
Justice Wajih maintained that Jahangir Tareen, Aleem Khan, Pervez Khattak and Nadir Leghari's party membership had been suspended, based on the tribunal's decision pertaining to the previous intra-party elections held in 2013. The former justice expressed his reservations, especially with regard to the non-implementation of his tribunal's decisions during the meeting. It was decided that this issue will be resolved in the next meeting.
During today's meeting, Hamid Khan said that party leaders including he were not consulted over terms of reference for the agreement with the PML-N government to form the Judicial Commission. While speaking to media representatives, Justice Wajih said that intra-party elections would be held on a regular basis. He added that Imran Khan agreed that direct elections should take place for the various positions in the party. He also said that the PTI needed to be internally strengthened, adding that he stands with Imran Khan and not the current party hierarchy. He emphasised that PTI's ideological workers should be given more importance. He further said that there were certain powers that are trying to damage PTI internally.