Islamabad: Barrister Ali Gohar Khan has officially appointed as new chairman of PTI. The announcement was made following Imran Khan’s decision not to retain the top post due to legal constraints as the party gears up for internal polls.
Senior Vice-President of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Sher Afzal Marwat, disclosed the appointment on Tuesday.
Expressing his gratitude, Barrister Gohar remarked, “Imran Khan is the chairman inside and outside of jail. I will be his nominated successor.” He pledged to fulfill the responsibilities of the chairman until Imran Khan’s return and requested prayers for the challenging task ahead.
Who is Ali Gohar Khan:
Ali Gohar Khan, an advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, hails from Khyber Pukhtunkhwa’s Buner district. Formerly associated with the Pakistan People’s Party, he contested a National Assembly seat in 2008. In 2022, he joined PTI in the presence of former Chief Minister Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Pervez Khattak.
A law graduate from Wolverhampton University, UK, with an LLM from Washington School of Law, USA, Gohar has an extensive legal background with over 50 reported judgments covering taxation, commercial, corporate, arbitration, banking, and election matters.
Having experience in civil and criminal trials, he has appeared before the Supreme Judicial Council, Field General Court Martial, and its Court of Appeal. Notably, his clientele includes public and private companies, including prominent figures like Imran Khan.
The new chair man of PTI Barrister Ali Gohar Khan, initially a member of the Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarian, transitioned to PTI in July 2022.