Electioneering: Jamaat, PTI may finalise seat deal shortly

Top leaders of both the parties decide to give final shape to seat adjustment within three days.

Ppi March 25, 2013
PTI chief Imran Khan met with JI ameer Syed Munawar Hasan in Lahore on Sunday. PHOTO: SANA

LAHORE: The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) have decided to give a final shape to the seat adjustment between the two parties all over the country in the upcoming elections, within three days.

This was decided at a meeting between the top leaders of both the parties at the residence of PTI chief, Imran Khan, on Sunday.

The ameer JI, Syed Munawar Hasan, led the JI team which included deputy chief Dr Muhammad Kamal, secretary general Liaqat Baloch, Punjab chief Dr Syed Waseem Akhtar and JI chief from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ibrahim Khan.

The seat adjustment will be made in light of the reports of the relevant committees from both sides at the provincial level.

Talking to the media on the occasion, Imran Khan said there was no other party other than the JI that could be relied upon. He said that Syed Munawar Hasan and his team consisted of honest people who had played the role of real opposition during the last five years.

Imran Khan said the PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif had a major role in the completion of the five year term by the Zardari government as he had even compromised the country’s solidarity and sovereignty for his turn in power with the PPP. Both the parties had plundered the national wealth with both hands and driven the masses to starvation, he added.

Munawar Hasan told newsmen on the occasion that in order to make Pakistan corruption free the rulers must be corruption free themselves.

He said the JI had been in touch with Imran Khan and the PTI since long and the two had often been discussing matters concerning the welfare and betterment of the people, and now the two decided to join hands for steering the country out of the present mire.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 25th, 2013.


Adeel | 9 years ago | Reply

Now is this not hypocrisy? On one hand you denounce extremism and on other you make alliances with a party like JI. I mean I would support PTI any day (as If there is any other option, such is the situation we cannot even say that a known evil is better...), but I cannot justify nor agree with this decision of PTI, can all other supporters do? Forgetting for a moment about PTI being least bad option would you rather not lose with dignity than winning with support of known bigots like JI (you can buy that individuals joining PTI will have to follow ideology & principles of the party but making alliance with a party does not mean that the party will forget its own ideology/principles and follow yours...that too a party like JI or is it that our own PTI is indeed inclined to JIs ideologies! time will perhaps tell.

Abid Khan | 9 years ago | Reply

Good going PTI and JI. It is indeed a very strong partnership and will prove success soon. At least better than Fazal ur Rehman, MQM, PPP, PMLN and ANP alliance.

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