Forming K-P government: PTI to give JI three ministries

Published: May 15, 2013
PTI and JI to jointly form government in K-P.

PTI and JI to jointly form government in K-P.

Having officially secured seven seats in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) announced on Wednesday that they will be joining with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to form a government in the province.

The decision came shortly after JI chief Syed Munawar Hasan met with PTI chief Imran Khan at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital in Lahore on Wednesday evening.

Hasan, along with JI general secretary Liaquat Baloch and other party members, discussed with Imran about the government in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, in addition to the protests against poll rigging in other parts of the country.

After the meeting, Hasan told the media that as per initial negotiations, the JI will be given three ministries under one senior minister, Express News reported. The details of the portfolios which will be allotted to the JI will be announced by Imran Khan later.

According to a PTI spokesperson in Peshawar, PTI will also be giving ministries to Qaumi Watan Party (seven seats) and Awami Jamhoori Ittehad Pakistan (three seats), both of whom will be joining PTI in the K-P government.

Joint protests

The JI chief also revealed that they will be joining with PTI in their protests against poll rigging in Karachi and Hyderabad.

JI and PTI have been protesting against rigging in Karachi since the polls in Saturday.

Ministries for JI

JI would be given the ministries of Finance, Education and Ushar and Zakat, according to JI Secretary Information Anwar Niazi.

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Reader Comments (37)

  • Shaami
    May 15, 2013 - 10:00PM

    A crash course on the Politics is just about to begin for PTI folks. Now my PTI friends will try to understand that what is the difference in Idealism and Pragmatism and also there is a difference in Utopia and Real World.


  • Usman
    May 15, 2013 - 10:05PM

    I am a PTI supporter, lot of my family members voted for PML-N just because PTI was new and have no track record of developments.
    This is a golden chance for PTI to shine and I am sure Insha Allah in near future KPK will be compared to other provinces just the same way as Punjab is now compared with others.


  • lol
    May 15, 2013 - 10:12PM

    Welldone JI.


  • Hey
    May 15, 2013 - 10:13PM

    I thought PTI would not form any alliances or do any…what was the word..muk muka? lol


  • Bhatti
    May 15, 2013 - 10:16PM

    Good Luck PTI


  • Hyder
    May 15, 2013 - 10:25PM

    @Hey: PTI said it wouldnt form any alliance with any party those were in the previous government i.e N-league, PPP, MQM and ANP.Recommend

  • PTI Lhr
    May 15, 2013 - 10:26PM

    @Hey: no alliance with those parties who were in Govt in last 5 years, check your facts again. this is not muk muka


  • Amjad AbdulShakoor
    May 15, 2013 - 10:38PM

    Not having ones personal axe to grind and having no hidden agendas smplifies things quite a bit.
    I look forward to governance by PTI with some vision unlike any other government that we had for many decades.


  • Dark Passenger
    May 15, 2013 - 10:39PM

    @lol: lol


  • Babar
    May 15, 2013 - 11:16PM

    @ Usman, There was no reason to project Punjab as a model province compared to others except for media propaganda. Sindh had much less load shedding and much higher growth rate compared to Punjab. But obviously numbers don’t matter when everybody is just following what is being projected on media.


  • Faheem siddiq
    May 15, 2013 - 11:19PM

    Its a good decision by PTI they have the mandate to form government in KPK i hope they will make KPK a role model for other provinces and bring stability in this war torn province.


  • ouch
    May 15, 2013 - 11:25PM

    7 seats and 4 of those ministers… nice work JI… :-)


  • Sara Khan
    May 15, 2013 - 11:45PM

    Education ministry should remain with PTI…I protest


  • ibiblogs
    May 15, 2013 - 11:53PM

    One of the most salient features of the PTI campaign thus far, was there dedication to education and their plans to reform its current status in the Pakistan. It was one of the few parties that actually recognized the true potential that a proper system of education can have for a country’s youth. And now they have just handed over KP’s Ministry for Education to the JI. To say that I am disgusted and disappointed would be a complete understatement. To say that under JI’s madressah-orientated administration, KP’s education system will be lucky to see any sort of improvement in quality is wishful thinking. This action of the PTI’s is a complete betrayal of what it stood for and has guaranteed its admission to the club of Pakistani political parties that have made it a habit to regularly go back on their promises once elections are over.


  • Assad
    May 15, 2013 - 11:53PM

    Looking at SM Hasan’s second tweet, why is it that only Hyderabad and Karachi (traditionally MQM strongholds) are being singled out for demands of “re-polling”? What about the rigged polling all over Pakistan? I find it almost ethnically motivated to focus only on MQM’s constituency.


  • MJ
    May 16, 2013 - 12:04AM

    PTI should keep ministry of education. That was their selling point from the beginning. If people wanted an education system under JI, they would have voted for JI. Not a good step by PTI.


  • Rashid
    May 16, 2013 - 12:05AM

    PTI get ready for bitter taste of reality. We had seen IK criticizing the federal govt for a huge cabinet and over spending by government but now he has do it himself. He can’t form the got unless he gives two, three ministries to parties which have three four seats. Fingers crossed, a litmus test for idealism of PTI!!


  • Danish
    May 16, 2013 - 12:31AM

    So where are all those promices of Imran Khan about reforming education system? All of them were mare slogans? This shows how serious is PTI about the education which was on its top priority. Recommend

  • Good Luck with that
    May 16, 2013 - 12:59AM

    Imran Khan, I am not one to judge you on your past because I cannot judge you because you Sin differently than me. I do worry for you now because out of desperation, you have made allies with people who denounce democracy with their thin skinned ideology and minds. There are the same people who criticize everything “Western” and yet use Twitter to let the world know about their political decisions. Khan Sahib, you are a good man but the cleanest of people will get filthy if they stay in that filth for too long. And please, let Karachi be Karachi. Your defense society crowd has NOTHING in common with JUI or JI. Karachi is a secular city with the most educated people in the country. Karachi has been persecuted throughout history all because they were highly educated, resilient and successful. How ironic that there are more people in Karachi that all the Jews around the world. Learn from them and from the mere fact that education and a free mind, detached from “Munifaqat” will lead people ahead. Regretfully as long as politicians are addicted to the narcotic of power, only few will get ahead while the rest are punished.Recommend

  • S A Bukhara
    May 16, 2013 - 1:18AM

    The good looking Jamaat-I-islami has now joined hands with Jamaat I islami. Welcome to Naya Pakistan.


  • londonistani
    May 16, 2013 - 1:49AM

    why is education ministry going to JI? here is the prime chance for PTI to put in their plan for the promotion of education and literacy in their respective jurisdiction.


  • Azhar
    May 16, 2013 - 1:52AM

    PTI shown its vision by joining JI …. more talbanization.


  • Najeebullah
    May 16, 2013 - 1:59AM

    This quote fits very well here “If you really love a person, learn to wait. Maybe you are not meant to be together for today but meant to be in the future”


  • Naseem Islam
    May 16, 2013 - 3:07AM

    what happened to my comment.


  • zxx
    May 16, 2013 - 3:07AM

    Giving education and finance ministries to JI will lead to a major failure on PTI’s part even before forming a government. The most highlighted part of “Naya Pakistan” was education and now PTI doesn’t seems to be interested in it anymore. Is PTI’s definition of development and growth also confined to “infrastructure” like that of N-League? I hope I am wrong but I strongly protest this decision.


  • Suwaid Ahmed Khan
    May 16, 2013 - 3:17AM

    @ibiblogs: JI’s education is not madrassah orientated. All of JI’s have university degrees. Syed Munawar Hasan, the leader of JI has a double masters.
    Possibly you are confused between JUI F and JI


  • altaf
    May 16, 2013 - 4:50AM

    PTI and Imran Khan fans should protest against Education ministry in Pakhtunkhwa given to Jamaat-i-Islami. It is cheating, people voted to bring in Oxford and Cambridge like education, not madrassa type.Recommend

  • Safi Farooqi
    May 16, 2013 - 4:56AM

    Wah PTI! Wah! we already heading towards extremism and one of the most crucial provinces that needed your guidance and a real education reform to curb extremism. U handed the education ministry, AKA where all the foundations of naya pakistan are laid..gave it to JI CLap CLAP so glad I didnt vote for you.


  • May 16, 2013 - 5:53AM

    PTI should keep interior, local government, education and health ministries and show its performnce in these areas which has a direct impact on the common person on the street. These are also in line with the major planks of their policies. Alies can be accomodated on other ministries like zakat, sports or speaker/ deputy speaker. Here is a chance for PTI to showcase its abilities and it should be very careful in making these decisions. I personally think that they should have chosen some one young and dynamic for the slot of CM instead of Pervez Khattack


  • Mirza
    May 16, 2013 - 8:15AM

    This govt is only slightly different than the MMA govt in 2002. A step closer to their mentors TTP. No wonder Taliban are not going to attack PTI.


  • Salman Elahi
    May 16, 2013 - 8:41AM

    @ibiblogs No argument might convince you but the fact that KPK isnt Pakistan and viceversa. Policies designed for Pakistan such as the Education Emergency policy cannot be mapped to KPK 1:1. The province”s first priority is peace. JI has experience running coalition govts . The policy directive for Education will come from PTI govt make no mistake about it. The JI minister will be there to implement it.


  • Ricky
    May 16, 2013 - 8:54AM

    The inclusion of JI is going to make the TTP mentors really happy. Nice going revolutionary party of new Pakistan.


  • Tweety
    May 16, 2013 - 9:51AM

    Education ministry to JI. Please explain PTI leadership. I have always heard that JI was backed by Saudi govt. I was not voting for them.

    Finance ministry to JI. Please explain PTI leadership.

    Two very important ministries these.

    If this news of JI ministries is true, I hope PTI will still have a lot of influence in those sectors.


  • Nasir
    May 16, 2013 - 10:29AM

    becareful PTI from JI, see in the begining JI has succeeded in snatching important ministries from PTI and those ministries have vital role in local bodies elections.


  • Abdullah
    May 16, 2013 - 1:27PM

    @ All: Best of Luck PTI + JI. I have followed 2002 performance of JI in KPK (NWFP then). They had done remarkable work in the field of health. Though education was not granted to JI, but they initialized many Girls college and other medical colleges there. Since 2007, JI ministry in KPK; no college or heath center has been added (Sirf aik, do Bridge hi banain they).
    Hats off to PTI + JI. Both can make corrupt free, energetic and productive govt. in KPK. Allah Liberals aur Seculars ki Nazaro sy bachye. Aamen :)


  • Hasan
    May 16, 2013 - 2:26PM

    JI ♥ PTI – agree! Inayat Ullah Khan, proposed name for Provincial Minister for Education of the KPK province, is a PhD scholar. Inayat Ullah Khan in 2002 served as the provincial health minister. Inayat Ullah Khan establish the first and only Khyber Medical University, Medical College Peshawar, a separate Khyber Medical College for girls, Bannu Medical College including registration with the PM&DC of stated and Saidu Medical College Swat


  • True Karachiwala
    May 16, 2013 - 5:05PM

    jamat e Islami is the most hypocrite political entity in Pakistan. Karachi has lon suffered at the hand of JI.

    I am afraid JI will swallow PTI agenda.


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