JI-PTI coalition: Jamaat-e-Islami to get 3 K-P ministries

Published: May 16, 2013
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JI chief Munawar Hassan.  PHOTO: INP/ FILE

JI chief Munawar Hassan. PHOTO: INP/ FILE

PESHAWAR / LAHORE: 

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), which has secured seven seats in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, announced on Wednesday that it will be joining forces with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to form a coalition government in the province.

The development comes after JI chief Syed Munawar Hasan paid a visit to ailing PTI Chairman Imran Khan at Shaukat Khanam Memorial Hospital on Wednesday to enquire about his health. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Hasan said his party would be given three ministries: finance, education and usher and zakat.

He said Aftab Sherpao’s Qaumi Watan Party will also be a part of the coalition and will also get three ministries and there would be one senior minister each from JI and QWP.

JI Secretary Information Anwar Niazi told The Express Tribune that, “Both the leaders discussed the plan to form a coalition government in K-P. JI and PTI are going to form a coalition government and the modalities of it were also discussed at the meeting.”

According to a senior member of the QWP, they were tilted towards PTI and “contact has been made by the top leadership of both parties. However, we are waiting for a formal announcement by the PTI chief”.

Meanwhile, in order to have a stronger negotiating hand with political parties, independent provincial assembly candidates from K-P also formed a ‘united front’, representing at least 8 MPAs out of a total of 13.

Addressing a press conference, independent MPA Israrullah Gandapur said, “Political parties have individually made contact with almost all independent candidates regarding joining their parties but we have unanimously decided to go into the assembly under the united front platform,” he said, adding that “soon a committee will be formed with the task to negotiate with other parties.”

Published in The Express Tribune, May 16th, 2013.

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  • Kosher Niazi
    May 16, 2013 - 10:50AM

    Which three ministries? Finance, Interior and Justice?

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  • Mirza
    May 16, 2013 - 10:57AM

    Not much difference between this KPK govt and MMA govt.

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  • Pakistani 1
    May 16, 2013 - 11:17AM

    Significant Ministries like Education and Finance should be kept by PTI as revolutionary changes have to be made in KPK to bring the change as IK promised. Especially in Education

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  • Usama
    May 16, 2013 - 11:40AM

    RT @ShireenMazari1: Let me state officially that #PTI is not handing Education to any coalition partner

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  • Shahid
    May 16, 2013 - 11:42AM

    handing over education to JI … seriously ?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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  • Mj
    May 16, 2013 - 12:04PM

    Education ministry should not have beeen given over to JI. Do they want JI’s student wing to menace colleges and universities?

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  • Tahmina
    May 16, 2013 - 12:05PM

    This is Naya Pakistan, JI incharge of Education to bring Education revolution, Zakat and Usher to buy the votes of the poor, and finance to hold the purse so that PTI can freely implement its election promises. This is indeed a naya Pakistan with new face of JI? Didn’t we experiment with them before?

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  • X
    May 16, 2013 - 1:04PM

    Education? Pti gave away education? What was the point then? It’s just more of the same

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  • yaz
    May 16, 2013 - 1:05PM

    Education given to JI. This is false news. ET should check before publishing.

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  • May 16, 2013 - 1:30PM

    Can any body please point out CHANGE in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa?

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  • Abdullah
    May 16, 2013 - 2:16PM

    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

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151563507188632&set=a.237608353631.137476.605693631&type=1&ref=notif&notif_t=like&theater

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  • Shahid
    May 16, 2013 - 3:18PM

    apart from education, which i have already commented upon, no points for guessing where the finance is headed in case JI gets that ministry ….

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  • Qamber
    May 16, 2013 - 5:09PM

    I think IK Should introduce young and energetic Person as CM- KPK it will help PTI to attract more youngster to support them…

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  • ali
    May 16, 2013 - 9:31PM

    PTI, you were given a mandate to improve the economy and education of KP. Do you honestly think the JI is 1) competent? 2) apolitical..?….look what they’ve already done in other tertiary institutes across the country. 3) secular and openminded to international standards, education should not be in the control of a religious sect.

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