LAHORE - The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) on Sunday launched its membership campaign in the NA-120 constituency where Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Kalsoom Nawaz had won the by-election on September 17 this year.

PTI ticket holder in the constituency, Dr Yasmin Rashid, and Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Mehmoodur Rashid inaugurated the campaign in Sanat Nagar area of Lahore to enlist new members.  It may be noted here that the PTI leadership has tasked its ticket holders to make new members in their respective constituencies. A candidate for the National Assembly constituency is required to make at least 10,000 members while a provincial candidate has been given the target of 5,000 members.

Addressing party activists on the occasion, the two leaders asked them to go from door to door to enlist new members for the party. They also said that it was through sheer hard work by the party workers that the PTI was able to show an impressive performance in the last bye-election in the NA-120 constituency.

The PTI leaders also took jibes at Maryam Nawaz Sharif’s frequent visits to the constituency, saying that a person who would never step down from her car was now going to streets every day.

“It is because of the hard work of the PTI workers in the last elections,” they said.

NNI ADDS: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday proposed dissolution of assemblies and early elections.

He said that PTI was ready to dissolve the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly and proposed the same for other provinces after national consensus.

After the PPP, the PTI has also backed the move to forward the draft bill for delimitation of constituencies to the Council of Common Interests (CCI). Fawad Chaudhry said the bill should come under discussion in the CCI. “The bill should be considered and focused as the PTI is not in favour of its immediate approval,” he said.

However, he said that his party would not accept delay in elections due to amendments to any bill. He asserted that the census had been delayed for the last 10 years, but the government had not heeded to it.

The party representative stated that the provincial assemblies should be dissolved before time with consent of all stakeholders. "We will not tolerate delay in the polls on the basis of delimitations," he added.