ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday made it clear that his party would not enter into an electoral alliance with either the Muttahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) or former President General Musharraf’s All Pakistan Muslim League (APML).
A statement from the PTI chief said that his party was not ready to make any type of alliance with any of the two parties. “After enjoying a government for five long years, MQM parted ways from ruling party and joined the opposition.”
Imran expressed confidence that the PTI would get the clear majority in upcoming elections as 90 per cent of the people want change in the country which was also a major motivation of his party.
The PTI chief claimed that his party would sweep the next elections and there may be no need of making an alliance with any party, before adding that the PTI aims to bring a positive change in the country while other parties only want to come into power. “We will prefer to sit in opposition instead of making alliances with the parties sitting in the governments.”
Imran pointed out that just for the sake of power, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) went into seat adjustment formula with banned outfits. “We never tried to bring electables in PTI and the people who have joined the party are considered most fair in the political class as no one can raise fingers at them.”
“The PTI has a majority of revolutionary faces within its fold and no one can think about those names who have been elected in our intra party elections,” he said. Imran said that the PTI would teach other parties how to hold the party elections. He said that new history was being written as for the first time people from grass root levels were being elected as the party leaders.
Imran said that their manifesto of a new and vibrant Pakistan would be presented at Minar-e-Pakistan in presence of 80,000 elected office bearers of PTI.
On the subject of reserve seats, the PTI chief said that his party was not against the reserved seats for women but that occupants for such seats should be elected on merit. “Reserved seats should be given to the competent females not to the relatives,” said PTI chairman.