Barrister Gohar Ali’s Candidacy: A Strategic Move for PTI in NA-10 Buner Constituency

Senior analysts on Geo News discussed the significance of Barrister Gohar Ali’s candidacy for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the upcoming general elections, focusing on his independent stance and the importance of the NA-10 Buner constituency.

Renowned analyst Sohail Warraich expressed his views on the Geo News special publications related to the general elections, highlighting Barrister Gohar Ali’s political trajectory. Warraich commended Ali’s decision to contest elections as a PTI candidate, particularly for the position of Prime Minister, emphasizing that he has emerged as the chosen chairman of the party, indicating a positive and loyal approach.

According to Warraich, Barrister Gohar Ali has adopted a pragmatic approach, avoiding confrontations and demonstrating allegiance to the party. His actions and statements indicate a commitment to democratic struggle and participation in elections for the betterment of PTI.

Warraich acknowledged that Gohar Ali’s approach is distinctive and can serve as a model for democratic activism and participation in elections. He pointed out that PTI’s parliamentary leaders, including the formidable Akbar Khan, are also positioned to contest in the same constituency. Despite winning on a PTI ticket in the previous election, they have now aligned themselves with Pervez Khattak.

Warraich highlighted the fact that Gohar Ali initially belonged to the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) but later joined PTI, contested elections on PPP’s ticket, and has now chosen to represent PTI. While praising Gohar Ali’s positive attributes, Warraich also acknowledged a potential drawback, stating that Gohar Ali was actively involved in politics at a time when the judicial movement was gaining momentum. Despite the decision by the Justice Movement not to participate in elections, Gohar Ali chose to contest.

During the discussion, senior journalist Hamid Mir pointed out that Gohar Ali adheres to the discipline within the PPP. Warraich responded by emphasizing that Gohar Ali’s discipline was with reference to PPP and not the judiciary.

In conclusion, Warraich emphasized that while Gohar Ali’s standing in the judicial movement may not be entirely favorable, his candidacy is crucial for PTI in NA-10 Buner. He suggested that if PTI manages to defeat the PPP or any other supported candidate in this constituency, it would be a significant win for them.

The discussion underscored the strategic importance of Gohar Ali’s candidacy and the dynamics of PTI’s internal politics, providing insights into the complexities of the upcoming elections.