Elections: PTI to work out seat adjustment with JI

Both parties plan to cooperate in the future.

Web Desk March 24, 2013
JI and PTI come together for seat adjustment across Pakistan. PHOTO: EXPRESS

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.


aqureshi | 10 years ago | Reply

Why are you angry man. I just asked a simple question to PTI and IK that how can you talk about justice when Jamaat Islami believes in injustice to other fellow pakistanis and minorities and is a source of intolerance,hatred and extremism. Jamaat history is a testimony at this @Bilal:

Dr.A.K.Tewari | 10 years ago | Reply

IK and Munnawar Hasan both has expressed their doubt on the integrity of the care taker PM . It clearly indicate that they know the election result . PPP once again comming in power with the open support of MQM and Musarraf .

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