Islamabad, Aug. 27 (ANI): Pakistan's disgraced nuclear scientist, Dr Abdul Qadir Khan, is all set to launch a nationwide campaign under the banner of Tehreek-e-Tahaffuz Pakistan (TTP), which will aim to increase political awareness amongst the youth of the country.
TTP wants to create political awareness amongst the youth regarding who to vote for and who not to vote for. I will consistently urge youth to elect honest persons in upcoming elections and stand for survival of the country, The Express Tribune quoted Khan, as saying.
Noting the failure of traditional political parties in delivering on their promises, Dr Khan said his party's campaign would ask the youth not to vote for traditional parties such as Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
Khan has demonstrated his preference for emerging political parties such as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). His campaign is likely to advocate such platforms as an alternative political choice for the youth.
Dr. Khan's main objective in launching his political party is to remain in political limelight, said senior political analyst Zahid Hussain.
According to political analysts, the TTP would remain a small, insignificant political group such as the Awami Qiadat Party of former army chief General (retired) Mirza Aslam Beg.
Such initiatives are a product of political ambition and personal whims. It will be an addition to the many rightwing outfits which brood on a false sense of glory, said political analyst and poet Harris Khalique.
However, party workers are confident that as the party starts opening its provincial offices, the movement will gain momentum among the populace as Khan supports the campaign through public appearances, columns, and television and radio programs. (ANI)