Our Reverse Sweep Correspondent
The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) has swept the intra-party elections of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, which concluded yesterday.
Speaking to reporters at his residence in Model Town, Lahore, newly elected Chairman, PTI, Mian Nawaz Sharif thanked his workers and supporters who had worked so hard to ensure that he won the elections. Standing next to him was Khwaja Saad Rafiq, who has been elected PTI Punjab President.
Political observers are not surprised by the development. “Nawaz Sharif has acquired the knack of winning elections through cogent planning and an innate understanding of the election process,” said Dr Saleem Hassan, of the political science department at LUMS. “Therefore, when he abdicated the chair of the PML-N to his brother and told him publically to hold on to it while he takes care of ‘this other problem’, I knew what was going to happen.”
“Nawaz Sharif calmly spoke to the issues of the PTI workers and inspired within them some confidence. Furthermore, he chose his electables well,” said former PML-N minister Khurram Dastgir Khan, who has been voted in as PTI Punjab General Secretary.
Meanwhile, former PTI chairman Imran Khan has said that he will not accept the intra-party polls on account of the massive rigging therein.