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.
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