Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is holding intra elections in the party which is appreciated by many political experts, but these intra party elections have been going on for the last few months and have hurt PTI’s popularity, in a recent survey PTI’s popularity had dipped.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan on numerous occasions has said that over 10 million people registered as PTI members and after verification 70 million were registered members of PTI. In different talk shows he gave out the time that party elections but that didn’t happen. Now there are reports that elections will finish within few days and on March 23, 80,000 elected office bearers of PTI will attend a gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore.

The biggest loss which PTI will now have to face is people are not inclined to join them, as they did after Lahore and Karachi gatherings in 2011. People were looking for change and PTI became the voice of change, but because of internal affairs of the party it seems to be losing the support of people.

MUBASHIR MAHMOOD,

Karachi, February 22.