PML-Q, PTI to work together for Pakistan

Published: December 25, 2010
PTI Chairman Imran Khan and PML-Q Chief Chaudhry Shujaat address the media in Lahore. PHOTO: ONLINE

PTI Chairman Imran Khan and PML-Q Chief Chaudhry Shujaat address the media in Lahore. PHOTO: ONLINE

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League Quaid-i-Azam (PML-Q) leader Chaudhry Shujaat and Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf Chief Imran Khan on Saturday vowed to work together for a better Pakistan.

Shujaat called on Khan at his residence in Lahore where the two leaders decided to devise a joint strategy to resolve all issues confronting the country.

Although the two leaders agreed that it was not time to form a concrete alliance, they said both parties had the will to work together in the future for the welfare of the masses.

Shujaat was accompanied by Moonis Elahi and Chaudhry Zaheeruddin.

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  • uzair
    Dec 25, 2010 - 7:15PM

    tanga parties meeting—- good for democracyRecommend

  • faraz
    Dec 25, 2010 - 9:16PM

    Atleast PTI is moving towards some practical politics. I am fed up of his hollow rhetotic and immature analysis on talk shows.Recommend

  • Majid Maqsood
    Dec 25, 2010 - 9:25PM

    It is unbelievable that Imran Khan joins hand with Choudry Sujjad who has been great supporter of baddest dictator of country. it seems he understands now politics and doing same things like our traditional politicians do and he has nothing new for the people of this country. He now understands one cant rule without the supports of these opportunists. Why Mr Imran Khan does not join hands with Nawaz Sharif because he is at least democratic leader and he fought against dictatorship?

    Today whatever we face, it is credit of Musharraf because he is somebody who promoted and projected terrorism in country with the help of these choudries and it is so surprising, Mr. Imran Khan has joined hand with Choudries, what a hypocrisy! Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Dec 25, 2010 - 9:47PM

    one day you criticize and the other day you hug — I fail to understand this?Recommend

  • True+Pakistani
    Dec 25, 2010 - 10:01PM

    good news.the senior chaudhrey seems a good guy.Recommend

  • Dec 25, 2010 - 10:34PM

    It was amazing to see both of them together because once they strongly opposed each other.Recommend

  • sohail ahmad
    Dec 25, 2010 - 10:58PM

    if this is the case i am going to leave the party membership- Imran is going in wrong direction –Recommend

  • khan
    Dec 25, 2010 - 11:30PM

    sohail ahmad@ dont be fool some times u have to join them to get the power ,other wise he cant become the leader , Poltics dear understand.Recommend

  • Amna
    Dec 25, 2010 - 11:59PM

    @sohail ahmad: They have agreed not to make an alliance. I don’t see how this goes against anything Imran has stood for…Chaudhary Shujaat called upon Khan saab and he agreed to work together. Amazing how everyone thinks this is some major hypocrisy…..nothing more than all our other leaders. Altaf Hussain has been calling up all leaders all over…Recommend

  • Faisal
    Dec 26, 2010 - 12:10AM

    Please don’t forget that Ch. Shujaat came to Khaan’s home….As a muslim we respect our guests…….So we have to see it closely…i know khaan will soon come out with explaination…INSHALLAHRecommend

  • Fareedi
    Dec 26, 2010 - 12:39AM

    They have nothing in common. It shall be a sad day for Imran’s supporters if they actually join hands. Khan should build his party and develop a second tier leadership. He needs to develop trust and respect of and for his party workersHe should distance himself from all those oldies who have sucked upon the Caracas of this unfortunate country… Khan we had higher hopes of you. Don’t disappoint us!Recommend

  • ahmed
    Dec 26, 2010 - 12:55AM

    i dont know why the burger class hates Imran KhanRecommend

  • faraz
    Dec 26, 2010 - 1:15AM

    PTI competes with PML-N in upper Punjab. PTI has no chance in Karachi, Interior Sindh, Balochistan, Central or Southern Punjab. He can only win seats in the cities along the GT Road or perhaps KP. He must form a practical poliitcal strategy to win seats. For example in Lahore, he should gather support from PPP, PML-Q and other leftist parties against PML N. Each party on its own, stand little chance against PML-N.Recommend

  • Ahmad Sheikh
    Dec 26, 2010 - 2:09AM

    King Khan has taken a step in the right direction! He is undoubtedly one of the most upright people in the political arena of Pakistan; a national hero who has given back to the community; one of the few with no taint of corruption. If Khan is to choose alliance partners, the Chaudhries are undoubtedly the best option. They may have sided with dictatorship but who hasn’t in the cesspool of Pak politics? Punjab was undeniably better managed and saw more prosperity under Pervaiz Elahi then the now half mad younger Sharif (see his Najm Sethi interview as proof). The PPP has left no room for anyone else on the corruption index-even though there has never been any proof of allegations against the Chaudhries (case in point-Hamesh Khan-what happened to the Sharif rhetoric? He’s been back for months and nothing has come out of it)They have, however, got a proven track record in forming political alliances and good governance. Good choice King Khan! Finally, a step in the right direction!. .Recommend

  • Dec 26, 2010 - 3:51AM

    i agree with sohail ahmed.. imran khan should remain aloof and i strongly believe that alone will propel his success, bcoz his growing power base is the pakistani youth who are understandably binary in vision – good or bad – not grey like our older generation….Recommend

  • Dec 26, 2010 - 5:31AM

    wow they are to resolve all issues confronting the country!Recommend

  • dr Kamran Baluch
    Dec 26, 2010 - 6:35AM

    haha.. someone said, at least NS is a democratic leader, and he fought againts dictatorship… ha ha ….
    when was that??? ;-) , he leads a political party, which is named after him…a little bit too democratic, i should say…Recommend

  • Ilyas
    Dec 26, 2010 - 6:55AM

    Musharraf and only Musharraf.Recommend

  • Nadeem Ahmed
    Dec 26, 2010 - 7:32AM

    Its quality of our great Khan that he makes a bad move at the right time. He won’t win his own seat in next election.Recommend

  • faisal chattha
    Dec 26, 2010 - 8:08AM

    first of all it is ch shujaat who went to see imran khan. so political leaders meet each other.
    second imran khan has not decided yet either we will have coalition with them or not.
    it was just a meeting. and if ch shujaat accept the pti’ s agenda and come under pti flag,
    i think it is nothing wrong with that.
    pti worker Recommend

  • Usman Wayien
    Dec 26, 2010 - 12:30PM

    I hope Imran Khan also embraces MQM in the lerger interest of Pakistani people.Recommend

  • Erfan
    Dec 26, 2010 - 2:44PM

    Lol @ Ahmad

    Burger class is confused. Recommend

  • HA
    Dec 26, 2010 - 7:29PM

    What has gone wrong with Mr. Khan? How can you appear with the Chaudhry’s; the true disciples of Mush!!!!Recommend

  • Waqas Ahmed
    Dec 26, 2010 - 11:54PM

    I don’t think Imran khan said that the both parties would work together, it was just that chaudry shujaat wanted to meet him to put pressure on sharifs and I don’t see PTI forming an alliance with Q league ever or any other party present in the parliament for that matter. Recommend

  • wahab
    Dec 27, 2010 - 3:30AM

    alliances makes parties grow.. PTI is certainly going in the right direction. Imran should meet all leaders to come in the mainstream.Recommend

  • Dec 27, 2010 - 6:16AM

    Never happening… just another small version of APCRecommend

  • Dec 27, 2010 - 10:45AM

    Im shocked over this development. As a die hard supporter of Imran Khan I wonder the same Chaudhry who was target of 2007’s election has now been contacted??Recommend

  • Yasir
    Dec 27, 2010 - 11:44AM

    Hi Everyone, whats wrong in meeting Shujjat ? Imran didn’t commit anything , just a normal meeting among politiions in series of Shujjat’s meeting with most Politions after JUI seperation from GOVT. Q league is just trying to get leverage and want to prove that they are in opposition and trying to gether all political parties. JUST PRESSURE TECTICS , May be to get any benfit from PPP or just to realize them not to open more NAB cases :)

    We do not need to worry about Imran, he is above these minor things and if any one wants to meet him it doesn’t mean that he is having any merger with him.Recommend

  • Omar
    Dec 27, 2010 - 3:17PM

    Oh the irony! Is Imran getting cozy to the same Pro-Musharraf party that had him arrested at UniV of Punjab?

    The sad tragedy of pakistani politics never stops!Recommend

    Jan 24, 2011 - 12:23AM

    i m r an k h a n teherik e insaf reply to the innocent members/workers
    prime minister jilani was running around when jui and mqm distanced them self from the coalition and announced would sit on the opposition benches, till their demands on inflation and the gasoline prices are reversed. minister of jui was sacked and there were multiple differences on the school of thoughts they belonged. then why did jilani ran seeking support to save his govt, what should the members of people’s party think “ppp” regarding jilani?? is he betraying his party or the party itself betraying itself??? is that what the members and worker should think about him or the party???
    if imran khan meets the poliitician of the country, why do you people take it as a wrong notion or point a finger at him, he is a good politician and he has every right to meet and listen to them or their point, of their agenda/s exchange views how to improve economic detiorating condition, eradicate corruption from the country, for the benefit of the pakistani nation exchange views on our foreign policy. there is no harm in meeting and listening.
    imran khan did not committed any commitment, signed any agreement against the aims and objects, manifesto or the policiy of pti or the pakistani nation, so meeting with the politician does not mean that he is going against the constitution of “teherek e insaf ” without consulting/consultation wth the central executive committee of the “pti” without reporting of the meeting with the party who he met, he does not take any personal decision

  • Ali
    Jan 24, 2011 - 4:24AM

    Guys how many seats will IK win from KPRecommend

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