Imran Khan to run for 33 seats in crucial Pakistan polls
Islamabad: Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan will contest in all the 33 seats in the upcoming National Assembly by-elections set to take place on March 16.
He is now the first person in the country's history to run for a sizeable number of seats.
In a press conference after the party's core committee meeting in Lahore on Sunday, PTI Vice-Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi was quoted as saying by Geo News: "Imran Khan will be PTI's candidate for all constituencies that [are up for grabs] and our [ex-]MNAs, who were earlier elected for those seats will be covering candidates."
"The PTI will remain on the political ground and seek the help of the masses. When the people got a chance in July last year, despite our opponents being in government, they ensured our mandate and [made] Imran Khan victorious," Qureshi said.
"The nation will give a clear message on March 16: the nation completely trusts in the leadership of Imran Khan and it stands with the PTI. The people will also voice their reservations against the group that's been imposed on us," he added.
Imran Khan was ousted from power last year.