KARACHI: Local leaders and workers of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) faced a setback when they learned that party chairman Imran Khan postponed his Karachi visit ahead of Punjab’s chief minister Election day was set for tomorrow before the ECP announced a postponement due to Muharram and bad weather.They had anticipated it as a major and final push to their campaign for the upcoming local government elections in the city.
Before the Sindh elections were delayed, a PTI spokesman asserted that it had been decided by party consensus that Mr. Khan should concentrate more on Punjab and couldn’t spare the two days of July 21 and 22 for Karachi and Hyderabad.
He asserted that the PTI was already well-established in the two cities and that important party figures, like as Asad Umar, Murad Saeed, Ali Muhammad Khan, and Qasim Khan Suri, were already present to motivate the workforce and create momentum.
Although PTI leaders and lawmakers in Karachi remained steadfast in their support of the party’s justification for Mr. Khan’s cancelled visit, they sounded incredibly upset and unconvinced by the justification.A Sindhi MNA for the PTI stated, “It undermines the momentum.” “Clearly, that hurts the campaign.
Not just Karachi-level workers and leaders are involved. It’s more about the millions of people who anticipated his presence here just days before the election. We anticipated that the chairman’s back-to-back rallies and speeches would convert this energy into votes and result in a straightforward victory for the party.
Another lawmaker refrained from expressing their displeasure out loud, but they both agreed that the local government election campaign would not be able to attract the “last sixer,” which would have increased turnout and attracted PTI voters out of their homes on election day.