LAHORE – Founding chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan on Wednesday was elected as the chairman of the PTI unopposed, while Azam Khan Swati also elected unopposed as the central senior vice president (Khyber Pukhtunkhawa).

The intra-party polls for the remaining central party offices would be held today (Thursday) at Aiwan-e-Iqbal from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Shafqat Mehmood, former PTI spokesman when contacted confirming the unopposed success of Imran Khan and Azam Swati said that party polls for the remaining three central senior vice presidents of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and other party offices would be held on Thursday.

The Electoral College to elect the central party office bearers comprises all the elected provincial leaderships, all the provincial regions and all the district leaderships.

Meanwhile, PTI chairman, Imran Khan talking to the media after submitting his nomination papers to party’s central commission claimed that PTI had changed the political traditions by holding genuine intra-party polls before getting an opportunity from the masses to rule the country.

Imran said, “I will not become chairman of the party for the third term and would take a back seat after completing my second term in order to clear the way for new leadership and establish the PTI as a real democratic party”.

He demanded immediate formation of neutral caretaker setup, as transparent elections could not be held without a bi-partisan caretakers.

He said that PTI would bring another tsunami on March 23, which would silence the people who alleging the PTI of General Pasha.

Imran demanded of the Election Commission to recruit more staff for carrying out the scrutiny of the candidates for the general elections.

About the seat adjustment and electoral alliances with likeminded parties, he restricting himself to seat adjustment with Jamaat-e-Islami said that a final decision in this regard would be taken after March 23 public moot.  He advised the PAT chairman, Dr Tahirul Qadri to support the electoral process, as change could only be brought through the ballot.

Moreover, PTI Punjab president, Ijaz Chaudhary alleging the provincial administration for creating hurdles in PTI’s March 23 moot warned them to stop undemocratic tactics.

He demanded of the upcoming provincial caretakers to undo the postings of the former Punjab government in order for clean elections.