Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Parliamentarians

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Parliamentarians
پاکستان تحریکِ انصاف پارلیمنٹرینز
Pakistan Movement for Justice - Parliamentarians
LeaderPervez Khattak
PresidentSaleh Muhammad Khan
ChairpersonMuhammad Yaqoob Sheikh
General SecretarySher Akbar Khan
SpokespersonMuhammad Ishtiaq
Vice ChairmanMahmood Khan
Information SecretaryZia Ullah Khan Bangash
FounderPervez Khattak
FoundedJuly 17, 2023; 4 months ago (2023-07-17)
Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Split fromPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Political positionCentre to centre-right
SloganAman, Taraqqi, Khushhali, Khidmat (lit.'Peace, Progress, Prosperity, Service')
National AssemblyAssembly dissolved
KPK AssemblyAssembly dissolved
Party flag
Official website

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Parliamentarians (PTI-P; Urdu: پاکستان تحریکِ انصاف پارلیمنٹرینز) is a political party in Pakistan. It was founded on 17 July 2023 by the former Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak. The party was formed as a reaction to the 2023 Pakistani protests by breaking away from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. It has yet to be registered with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).[1][2][3]


On 9 May 2023, Imran Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and former Prime Minister of Pakistan, was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau in the Al-Qadir University case. As a result, mass protests were held across the country during which some military installations were attacked, such as the General Headquarters of the Pakistan Army in Rawalpindi and the Corps Commander House in Lahore.[4]

In the aftermath of these events, many politicians from the PTI had condemned the protests and announced their resignations from the party. On 2 June 2023, Pervez Khattak, the former Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Minister of Defence, while not leaving the party, had resigned from his position as the party's provincial president in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.[5][6]

On 12 July 2023, Khattak's basic membership with the PTI was terminated due to his lack of response to a show-cause notice which was issued because of allegations that he was inciting other members to leave the party.[7]

Five days later, on 17 July, Khattak announced his own breakaway party called the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Parliamentarians (PTI-P) at a gathering he had held with other senior politicians. Mahmood Khan, another former Chief Minister of the province, was sat alongside Khattak at the time of the announcement. According to a handout issued at this gathering, Khattak would be the chief of the PTI-P while more than 57 former members of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had joined. The handout further explained that the cause of the new party's formation was difference and conflict with the PTI over the May 9 protests.[8]

Notable members[edit]

Member Positions held
Pervez Khattak
Mahmood Khan
  • Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (2018-2023)
  • Provincial Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Sports, Culture, Tourism and Museums (2013-2018)
  • Member of the Provincial Assembly for PK-9 Swat-VIII (2018-2023) and for PK-84 Swat-IV (2013-2018)
Ibrahim Khattak
  • Son of Pervez Khattak
  • Member of the Provincial Assembly for PK-61 Nowshera-I (2018-2023)
Iqbal Wazir
Syed Muhammad Ishtiaq Urmar
  • Member of the Provincial Assembly for PK-69 Peshawar-IV (2018-2023) and for PK-11 Peshawar-XI (2013-2018)
  • Provincial Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Environment, Forest and Wildlife (2018-2023)
Zia Ullah Khan Bangash
  • Member of the Provincial Assembly for PK-82 Kohat-III (2018-2023) and for PK-38 Kohat-II (2013-2018)
  • Advisor to the Chief Minister for Elementary Education (2018-2020)
  • Advisor to the Chief Minister for Information and Technology (2020-2021)
Muhammad Yaqoob Sheikh
Saleh Muhammad Khan
Sher Akbar Khan
Shokat Ali

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Desk, BR Web (July 17, 2023). "'PTI Parliamentarians': Pervez Khattak officially launches new political party". Brecorder.
  2. ^ "PTI cracks as Pervez Khattak floats Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Parliamentarians". Retrieved 2023-07-17.
  3. ^ "Former KP chief minister Khattak launches 'PTI parliamentarians' party". July 17, 2023.
  4. ^ "Imran Khan arrest: YouTube, Twitter, Facebook suspended in parts of Pakistan". Business Today. 2023-05-09. Retrieved 2023-05-09.
  5. ^ Junaidi, Ikram (2023-06-02). "Khattak resigns as PTI provincial president". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2023-07-17.
  6. ^ Hussain, Abid. "Ex-PM Khan's PTI jolted by more resignations". Retrieved 2023-07-17.
  7. ^ "PTI strips basic party membership of Parvez Khattak". Samaa. 2023-07-12. Retrieved 2023-07-12.
  8. ^ Hakeem, Abdul (2023-07-17). "Khattak launches breakaway faction PTI-Parliamentarians". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2023-07-17.