Elections: PTI works out seat adjustment in Bahawalpur

Alliance comes after disappointing turnout of relations between Nawab Salahud Din and ANP.

Web Desk March 26, 2013
File photo of PTI Chairman Imran Khan during a rally in Lahore. PHOTO: ABID NAWAZ/EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: The grandson of Nawab Muhammad Farid Khan Nawabzada Salahud Din and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan worked out a seat adjustment plan in Bahawalpur for the upcoming elections, reported Express News on Tuesday.

The alliance came after a disappointing turnout of relations between Nawab Salahud Din and the Awami National Party (ANP).

Salahud Din joined ANP during a public meeting at Shergarh Manshera on July 11 last year.

Salahud Din, who was lobbying for the creation of Tanawal district, was promised by then Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) chief minister Amir Haider Hoti that a new district will be carved out if he joins the party. Hoti had said this knowing that ANP has a nominal vote bank in the Pakhtun areas of Hazara.

Despite Hoti’s announcement, the Tanawal district never became a reality, leaving Salahud Din disappointed and reducing his political space.

Salahud Din was pushing the ANP to establish a presence in a district that had always opposed the party. He finally turned to the PTI leadership after the Gul brothers from Torghar switched from Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) to PTI.

Commenting on the movement of politicians from PTI to Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N), Imran Khan said “I wont criticize Nawaz today, instead I want to thank him. He has taken all the corrupt people from our party to his own. I thank him“.

“We will leave our seats but we will not give a ticket to a corrupt politician”, he went on to say.

PTI is also in talks with the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) for possible seat adjustments in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.


Pakistani | 8 years ago | Reply

Khan Sahb I think corrupt people are still in your party, think again before giving them tickets.

Asif Nawaz | 8 years ago | Reply

@Ali: Who said anything about N League, or you feeling too insecure. Guess, cat came out of the bag itself. I rest my case :D

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