Next general elections in Pakistan are scheduled to take place in 2013 if current government completes its tenure and all political parties are already very active on ground in preparation for the elections. With a high rise in unemployment and inflation, with poor law and order situation and all sorts of internal and external problems; PPP led coalition government is having a very low graph in public and public sentiments have gone too much against the government making it favorable for other parties.
PTI Party Position:
Imran Khan's led Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf has emerged as a great political force and a viable third force in the political atmosphere of the country. PTI continues to show huge public support and street power in its massive rallies in different parts of the country. PTI tsunami got a momentum after its historic jalsa in Lahore on October 30, followed by another historic rally in Karachi on 25th December. Both rallies were attended by hundreds of thousands people and these rallies totally changed the political landscape of the country. After these two rallies, a large number of political heavyweights joined PTI including Javed Hashmi, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Azam Swati, Khursheed Kasuri, Sadar Asif Ahmad Ali, Khan Muhammad Hoti, Jehangir Tareen, Iftikhar Gilani, Masood Sharif Khattak, Awais Laghari, Jamal Laghari, Zafar Iqbal Waraich, Inam Ullah Khan Niazi, Ishaq Khakwani, Dr Azhar Jadoon, Sardar Idrees, Sardar Yaqoob, Usman Abbasi and dozens of other notable political stalwarts.
Journey of political activities of PTI continues with a growing momentum and PTI managed to hold massive rallies in various other parts of the country including Mardan, Haripur, Abbottabad, Mianwali, Sialkot, Bhakkar, Chicha Watni and then in Quetta--the capital of Balochistan.
PTI has also managed to come forward on technical aspects with a series of policy seminars on some key national matters including energy crisis and its solutions and local government system. PTI Chairman Imran Khan has also approached renowned Atomic scientist Dr. Abdul Qadir Khan to formally request him to join hands with PTI. AQ Khan has agreed to patronize PTI. PTI has also managed to induct some great minds like Asad Umar in its partyfold who have a huge professional experience.
Looking at all the political activities of PTI and the way PTI is doing mass mobilization and a well organized membership campaign, chances of a political landslide by PTI are quite high. PTI has become most popular party of Khyber Pakhtunkhwah not only in Pashtun belt but also in Hazara division. PTI has also become very strong in Southern Punjab after joining of great political leaders like Shah Mahmood and Javed Hashmi. In northern Punjab too, PTI is gaining huge momentum and PTI is expected to have a historic rally in Rawalpindi in May which may bring a great change in North Punjab politics. However, PTI has yet to work very hard in Sindh and Balochistan to give a tough time to political giants like PPP and PML-N