Elections in Pakistan are more than a year away, but PTI—Imran Khan’s party—is making it look like polls are just around the corner. After gathering big crowds in Lahore and Ghotki, Imran Khan is eyeing Karachi—a jalsa is scheduled to be held at Mazar e Quaid, on December 25, Jinnah’s birthday.
Imran Khan is mostly supported by young people who saw the Cricket hero winning the 1992 World Cup for Pakistan. The Pakistani Diaspora has a large number of people from that particular group. Consequently PTI presence is strong in the US. On Sunday, December 4, PTI San Francisco Bay Area held a dinner at Shan Restaurant in Cupertino. The purpose of the program was to convince people that PTI is emerging as a strong political force in Pakistan—attendees were asked to become PTI members (membership is just $10 per month). PTI dinner and membership drive was attended by over 50 people.