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Pakistan Tehreek-Insaf’s Strategy for Polls: A Comparative Study of Candidates in 2013 and 2018 General Elections of Pakistan
AbstractPakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) emerged on the political scene of Pakistan as the third political force with new ideology, slogans and political trend setter. The 2013 elections of Pakistan became a launching pad for PTI and it secured a government in KPK after these elections and after it started national level politics in Pakistan. The interest of people in PTI and PTI level of confidence could be measured through the calculation of candidates in elections of 2013 and 2018. This study provides a brief comparison of the candidates contesting the election from the plate form of PTI in 2013 and 2018 elections. This study will help to understand the draw backs in the selection of candidates, performance of PTI and justification for the victory of PTI in the 2018 election. PTI emerged as the leading political force in KPK, Punjab and Center and second political force in Sindh but failed to perform well in Baluchistan in 2018 elections. There were indicators in the lists of candidates and results of the 2013 elections about the performance of PTI for 2018 and PTI performed accordingly in the 2018 elections that is visible in the comparison of candidates of 2013 and 2018 elections contesting the elections on the ticket of PTI.
- Syed Karim Haider
- Lecturer, Pakistan Study Centre, University of the Punjab , Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
- Imran Khan
- Lecturer, Government Post Graduate College Hafizabad, Punjab Pakistan