Im­ran sus­pends jus­tice (r) Wa­ji­hud­din's PTI mem­ber­ship

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

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.

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