Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led by cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan emerged as third major political force in Pakistan after the party’s massive rally at Minar-e-Pakistan in October 2011. https://arynews.tv/en/tag/imran-khan/
The PTI, founded in 1996 by Imran Khan, wants to made Pakistan a social welfare state. It is the main contender for power against the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaving the Pakistan People’s Party behind as the main opposition party of the country.
The emergence of PTI on Pakistan’s political scene has created a tri-party political system, in which the PTI opposes both the left leaning People’s Party and centre to right
It is a Third Path in Pakistan’s politics, which aims to create a welfare state, where the state is responsible for education, health and jobs for citizens. It promotes freedom of thought, abolition of personal income tax and dismantling religious discrimination in Pakistan.
After its founding in 1996, the party had little immediate success. It contested general election in 2002 but won only seat in Mianwali by the party chief Imran Khan.
PTI boycotted the 2008 election, but it bagged over 7.5 million votes in 2013 general election, making it second in the number of votes and third in seats won in the parliament. The party sits on opposition benches in National Assembly but it also governs Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.