Next general elections: PTI spurns alliance with Musharraf’s party

Former president says Imran’s party first choice for APML alliance.

Our Correspondent November 19, 2012


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was quick to rule out an electoral alliance with the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.

This came a day after Musharraf urged Pakistanis in an interview to the Indian media to vote the PTI to power in the upcoming general elections.

According to the former military ruler, the two mainstream political parties – Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) – have failed to deliver for decades.

“If the APML proceeds towards an electoral alliance, then we will definitely go with Imran Khan in the next general elections,” Musharraf was quoted as saying.

The PTI leadership, however, reacted promptly. “Former military chief Musharraf is living in a world of dreams when it comes to politics. APML’s alliance with the PTI in the next general elections is next to impossible,” said PTI Information Secretary Shafqat Mehmood.

Musharraf has lost his support in Pakistan and his political career is bleak now, he added.

APML leader Ahmed Raza Kasuri, on the other hand, insisted that his party was pursuing an alliance with those political parties which never came to power in past. “We look to alliances with emerging political parties like PTI,” he said.

To a question, Kasuri said his party chief would return to Pakistan when the government announces a schedule for the next general elections.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 19th, 2012.



Mon Amour | 9 years ago | Reply

ET ,PTI is a dead horse .The net is keeping them alive .poor PTIers .Tch Tch . Imran and hsi netwarrior's "spitfires" drwoned PTI to the pit bottom .Pls stop day dreaming .

Kamran Naqvi | 9 years ago | Reply Both are a natural choice for each other! Both have more presence on internet rather than the real world. Both consider themselves to be the "only saviour" of Pakistan. Both have been patronised by General Pasha of ISI. Both have their top-leader's family living in UK. They have never criticised each other ... Another symbol is Atiqa Odho of APML marrying a local leader of PTI !!!
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