Fist fights among parliamentarian is result of tribalism by Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi

Former member of PTI Chairman advisory committee and central tarbiyati council Abdul Quayyum Khan Kundi issued following press statement about fight between PTI and PML N parliamentarians:


The unfortunate fistfights on the floor of the assembly and in its vicinity have been on the rise but now it has resorted to throwing dirt on family members. I condemn the dragging of family members in a political disagreement and must be stopped. This culture of showing loyalty to the head of the party is the result of tribalism in political parties. Almost all political parties are now controlled by individuals and their families. Anyone that wants to participate in politics has to pledge allegiance to these individuals rather than to the party or its ideology. Our electoral reforms proposals include suggestions to introduce democracy inside political parties so that this tribal culture is destroyed and level playing field provided to everyone to become part of the political process.

In PTI our reform group has refused to pledge loyalty to the individual and remain committed to the party and its constitution. This refusal to bow down in front of an individual has resulted in denial of party tickets and party positions. Not only that we are labeled as agents of PML-N and traitors. Despite this targeting, we have continued working towards the development of the party as an institution.

Chairman Imran Khan has a choice to make. If he continues relying on his investors and friends then he can not win a majority in the parliament and form a government. But if he allows PTI to emerge as an institution then it has a bright future and inshallah will emerge as a majority party. There are a lot of talented people in the party but they are sidelined because they refuse to become yes man to please the chief. We once again request initiation of a dialogue and consensus building to develop a roadmap to win not only in 2018 general elections but also build the party as an institution.

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