Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-The Third Path in Pakistani Politics

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
PML-N.

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.

PTI Manifesto


  • Ensure Freedom of The Press Join the discussion
  • Reform Government Procurement Join the discussion
  • Facilitate Delivery Through Legislative Reform (Right to Information) Join the discussion
  • Institutionalise E-Governance Practices In Public Administration Join the discussion
  • Reform The Civil Service Join the discussion
  • Reform The Criminal Justice System & Provide Speedy Access To Justice Join the discussion
  • Depoliticise And Strengthen Police Join the discussion

  • Empower People At The Grassroots Through Local Government Join the discussion
  • Bring Accountability To The Centre Of Government
  • Ensure a Greater Stake for Overseas Pakistanis Join the discussion
  • Promote Gender Parity Join the discussion
  • Ensure Constitutional Rights for Minorities Join the discussion
  • Initiate Poverty Alleviation Drive Across Pakistan Join the discussion
  • Reform FBR (Federal Board of Revenue)
  • Political & Socio-Economic Empowerment of Gilgit Baltistan Join the discussion

  • Transform Karachi Join the discussion
  • Spearhead Creation of a South Punjab Province Join the discussion
  • Champion Reconciliation in Balochistan Join the discussion
  • Consolidate Integration of FATA with KP
  • Revitalise Textile Sector & Boost Exports Join the discussion
  • Strengthen International Trade Join the discussion
  • Turnaround IT Sector to Build A Knowledge Economy Join the discussion
  • Create 10 Million Jobs & Strengthen The Labour Market Join the discussion

  • Boost The Tourism Industry Join the discussion
  • Enhance Access To Finance For Citizens & Industry Join the discussion
  • Ensure CPEC Translates Into A Game Changer Join the discussion
  • Fix Pakistan’s Energy Challenge Join the discussion
  • Transform Key Economic Institutions Join the discussion
  • Revive Manufacturing & Facilitate Rapid Growth of The SMEs Join the discussion
  • Make Pakistan Business-Friendly Join the discussion
  • Implement Policy Framework to Build Five Million Houses Join the discussion