LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Chief Syed Munawar Hassan held a meeting to discuss seat adjustment between both the parties across Pakistan for the upcoming elections, Express News reported on Sunday.
The JI chief and Khan, while addressing the media, announced they have formed committees that will reach consensus regarding seat adjustments.
“PTI will not carry out seat adjustment with the people who were in power for the last five years,” Khan said.
Earlier on March 17, both the parties agreed to seat adjustment in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).
PTI provincial president Asad Qaiser had explained that both the parties had been part of the All-Parties Democratic Movement (APDM) in the past and would continue to cooperate in the future.
Commenting on the appointment of Justice retired Mir Hazar Khan Khoso as interim prime minister by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), Munawar Hassan said, “The interim prime minister [Hazar Khan Khoso] doesn’t have a an impressive past record but we don’t want to judge him by that. We will first see his performance and then comment further.”
“We respect Fakhruddin G Ibrahim but we do have reservations regarding the caretaker prime minister. He does not have an impartial track record,” Khan said.
He also had strong reservations against president Asif Ali Zardari.
“His [Zardari’s] life depends on having the PPP in power. How will he act as an unbiased component of the interim set up?” Khan questioned.