Islamabad - Just days ahead of general elections, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has admitted that there is groupism within his party.

In an interview with a private TV channel on Tuesday, the PTI chief conceded that leaders Jahangir Tareen and Shah Mehmood Qureshi had their own groups within the party.

“There are always intra-party differences within a party. We try to resolve them, but they still exist,” he said.

Expressing hopes that the groupism would end if the PTI is voted to power in the general elections, Imran Khan said that the rift between the two top leaders of his party was narrowing.

During the interview, Imran Khan also reached out to other opposition parties, saying the PTI was willing to compromise on number of seats it would contest to prevent former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League from winning the elections.

“We have to defeat Nawaz League in this match,” he said, adding that they had formed a strategy to win the polls.

The PTI chief claimed that 95 percent surveys pertaining to his party’s candidates proved to be right. Regarding his party’s manifesto, he said that it was ready and would be issued between July 3 and 5.

Imran Khan also said that they were human beings, not angels, and mistakes did occur. “Sharif brothers either attack Shaukat Khanum [hospital] or my personal life,” he lamented.

The PTI chairman alleged that they were also behind the book and former chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry.

His remark was an apparent reference to a forthcoming book, an autobiography, authored by his former wife Reham Khan, who the PTI leaders have accused of having backing from the rival PML-N.

Imran Khan also vowed that they would not issue development funds to members of the national and provincial assemblies. He maintained that the issuance of funds to MNAs and MPAs promoted corruption.

Commenting on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), he said that if his party formed the next government then it would not privatise the national flag carrier.

Responding to a question, Imran said “Nowadays PTM is a movement being run by Pashtoon youth. Whatever they say, I have been saying for almost a decade now. Their youth deserves employment. Their infrastructure must be revamped.”

“Tribal people have lost their homes, their cattle, their everything. We need to bring FATA’s people to mainstream. And this FATA-KP merger will help do that.”

“PTI will not field a candidate against PTM’s South Waziristan candidate Ali Wazir as a goodwill gesture that we are with them and we have to solve their problems,” he added.

To a question, he said he still doesn’t understand what is Zulfi Bukhari’s issue. “He is born and brought up in UK, runs business in UK, I don’t understand why even is Pakistani NAB trying a person who has no ties with Pakistan or Pakistani govt. UK govt should question him for Panama issue.”