Imran suspends justice (r) Wajihuddin's PTI membership
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday suspended basic party membership of Justice (retd) Wajihuddin Ahmed for violating a notification from the PTI leadership issued on August 4, warning members against discussing internal party matters publicly.
In a notification issued today, Imran Khan stated that Justice (retd) Wajihuddin has openly defied Party discipline even after the issuance of the notification, clearly stating that anyone discussing internal party matters publicly will be suspended immediately from Party membership. He made clear that no democratic political party allows its members to discuss internal party mat- ters in the public domain, especially on the media.
"A democratic culture within a political party should not be mistaken for freewheeling anarchy. All Parties function within a structured discipline and Party forums exist to air grievances and seek redress. Even in Western democracies, no political party allows its members to go public with internal issues and hurl baseless allegations against its leadership," he added. Khan reminded that PTI is the only political party in Pakistan that has held intra-party elections at every tier of its organization. It is also the only Party that set up an Election Tribunal to examine election petitions arising out of the intra party elections and then agreed to hold these elections again because of the lapses in the first-ever elections held in 2013.