The PTI agenda of resurgence articulates the long neglected aspirations of our people and spells out the vision of a modern Islamic republic that advocates tolerance, moderation and freedom to practice the religion of one’s choice. We look to the future with hope and confidence as we set Pakistan on a course to political stability, social harmony, and economic prosperity for all.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was founded by Imran Khan on 25 April 1996 in Lahore, Pakistan. Founded initially as a sociopolitical movement, In June 1996 the first Central Executive Committee of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf was formed under the leadership of Imran Khan, included the following eight founding fathers: Muhammad Najeeb Haroon, Nazim Haji, Hamid Khan, Dr Parvez Hassan, Abdul Hafeez Khan, Owais Ghani, Dr Abdul Mateen, and Dr Mohammad Farooq. PTI began to grow slowly but never achieved immediate popularity. During the 1990s, Pakistan experienced instability, as Pakistan's two largest political parties, the PPP and the PML(N), were elected but never completed their tenure due to allegations of corruption and mismanagement. In this time of divisive discord between the two feuding political parties, Khan launched PTI as a party which he claimed represented the true aspirations of the people of Pakistan. In 1999, when President Nawaz Sharif, a PML(N) politician, was ousted by General Pervez Musharraf in a bloodless coup, Khan supported General Musharraf because he believed that General Musharraf would be able to unite the country and lead it forward, away from the internal bickering and impotency of Pakistan's main political parties. Khan later became one of Musharraf's most vehement critics.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) (Urdu: پاکستان تحريک انصاف; Pakistan Movement for Justice) is a centrist, nationalist and communitarian political party in Pakistan, which was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party is an anti-status quo movement advocating for an egalitarian and modern model of Islamic democratic welfare state. The fastest growing political party in Pakistan, even though with little election success so far, PTI has established itself as one of the country’s mainstream national parties mainly after 30 October 2011 when over a hundred thousand people gathered in Lahore in support of the Party. PTI claims to have over 6 million workers in Pakistan, popularly called ‘Insafiyans’. According to Political analysts PTI has a significant vote bank in Central, Southern and Western Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Upper Sindh. The PTI claims to be only non-family party of mainstream Pakistani politics. Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League (N) are direct competitors of PTI. With over 10 million members in Pakistan and abroad, it is not only Pakistan’s largest party but also one of the world’s largest parties by membership. According to International Republican Institute (IRI), as of May 2012, PTI is Pakistan’s most popular party. PTI will field over 1000 candidates for National and Provincial seats is the upcoming Pakistan general election 2013 PTI claims to be the only party in Pakistan to conduct absolutely free and fair intra party elections and to have a two-term limit on its Chairman.