Prime Minister Imran Khan, who also serves as the chairperson of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has formed a new party structure a day after dissolution of all organisations of the party following an embarrassing defeat in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) local bodies elections.
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry announced this development on Sunday.
Asad Umar has been made secretary-general while Pervez Khattak, Ali Haider Zaidi, Qasim Suri, Shafqat Mahmood and Khusro Bakhtiar will serve as the new provincial heads of the party in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab and Southern Punjab respectively.
Aamir Mehmood Kiani has been appointed as the party’s additional secretary-general, Fawad Chaudhry said.
Asad Umar reacted to the appointment, saying that it was a matter of honour as well as responsibility for him to hold an important position in Pakistan’s largest political party.
“Inshallah, under the leadership of Imran Khan, the PTI will get stronger as per the expectations of party workers and voters. The workers of this party are its capital, which no other party has,” he said.
Earlier, Fawad Chaudhry had announced that the prime minister had dissolved the party setup after holding talks with some senior party leaders.