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تحریک استقلال
LeaderAsghar Khan
FounderAsghar Khan
Founded1970 (1970)
Dissolved2012 (2012)
Merged intoPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Pakistani nationalism
Political positionCentre[1]

Tehreek-e-Istiqlal (Urdu: تحریک استقلال) was a political party in Pakistan. It was once the second most popular political party in Pakistan.[2] It was formed by Air Marshal Retd. Asghar Khan in 1970.[3]

In 1990 Pakistani general election it entered into an alliance with Pakistan Peoples Party for electoral calculus.[4]

In January 2012, Tehreek-e-Istiqlal announced merging with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Striking similarities between PTI and Tehrik-e-Istiqlal". www.thenews.com.pk.
  2. ^ "Striking similarities between PTI and Tehrik-e-Istiqlal". www.thenews.com.pk.
  3. ^ Aziz, Shaikh (13 July 2014). "A leaf from history: Was Asghar tipped as premier?".
  4. ^ "Who rigs polls in Pakistan and how?". 19 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Air marshal (retd) Asghar Khan joins PTI". www.pakistantoday.com.pk.