PTI, JI reach deal on forming KP govt

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Imran Khan nominates Pervez Khattak for chief minister’s office

 

 

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, which emerged as the major political force in 2013 general election, looks set to establish its government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after reaching an agreement with the Jamaat-e-Islami late on Monday.

The party is also making efforts to muster support of independent MPs to further consolidate its position.

Highly-placed sources told Pakistan Today that the PTI leadership had established contacts with leaders of various political forces and newly-elected independent MPAs. But on the other hand, Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leaders are also engaged in efforts for establishing a JUI-F-led coalition government in the province.

The PTI is in the lead with 34 of 99 general seats, while the JUI-F is runner up with 16 and Pakistan Muslim League (N) at third position with 12 seats.

The Jamaat-e-Islami and Qaumi Watan Party have seven seats each, Awami National Party has five and Awami Jamhoori Ittehad has three. At least 11 seats have gone to independents who would play a decisive role in formation of the government.

At least three independents, including two from Dera Ismail Khan, are already in electoral adjustment with the JUI-F, while a few of them have old or ideological links with the ANP. But with the ANP facing defeat, it could be hard for these three independents to join hands with the ANP. However, a majority of these independents are looking towards the musical chairs and now making attractive demands from the PTI and the JUI-F.

Fazlur Rehman and his JUI-F are making all efforts to establish a coalition government with PML-N’s support. However, PML-N, ANP and others are proposing giving a “chance to the PTI”.

According to latest contacts between leaders of various political parties, the JI and QWP have agreed to join the PTI-led coalition government in principal.

Late night parleys between the PTI’s Pervez Khattak and the JI’s Sirajul Haq resulted in an agreement between the two parties. PTI Chairman Imran Khan has nominated Pervez Khattak to be the leader of the House in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Likewise, the PTI leadership has also established contacts with Swabi group comprising three MPAs. The group is nowadays considered as Awami Jamhoori Ittehad.

Interestingly, no one either from the PTI or the JUI-F have established contacts with ANP and PPP leadership, through the ANP leadership is against confrontation.

The ANP leadership is likely to remain neutral in efforts aimed at establishing of government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, while it will extend support to PML-N in the Centre.

The PTI has constituted a four-member committee for consultations with other parties over the formation of the KP government. The committee comprises Pervez Khattak‚ Shah Farman‚ Asad Qaisar and Atif Khan.

Asad Qaisar has said that the PTI would make the next government in KP as it had emerged as the largest party of the province.

In a statement from PTI KP media cell, Qaisar said the PTI had proven that it was the largest party of the province and would make the government as well.

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34 Comments

  1. Mohammad Ali Akbar said:

    As a mark of protest against the injustices in the elections, let everyone wear a black armband or AIDS type ribbon for as long as it takes till justice seen to be done

  2. Aasim Raza said:

    PTI has been trapped in KPK..they let PTI win in KPK so that they will caught up in resolving issues in the most affected region of Pakistan

  3. Imran Butt said:

    This is the right time for PTI to prove how good they are, guys if they got a tough assignment then lets take it on a postive note instead of complaining whatsoever.

  4. Usman Shahzada said:

    AOA

    I am glad to read this news as I really want PTI to make government here in KPK.
    Best wishes for PTI and Imran Khan

    Usman

  5. Kashif Khan said:

    I was really happy when PTI got the most number of seats in KP and was looking forward to them making a good clean government in our province. But if PTI is going to choose a corrupt man of such disrepute as Pervez Khattak as CM I do not expect the PTI govt to deliver or even last long. Does the PTI not have even one man from all of KP who is honest and capable of becoming CM. What happened to the youth?

    • salman said:

      No need to get panic…let Imran khan do whatever he thinks good…trust him and see what he brings in one year of his government

  6. Leila said:

    It is a trap set for PTI. This government is going to be a corrupt one composed of corrupt people. JI, is one of the most corrupt political pressure groups in the country. The last time when they were in power in KPK during Musharraf, they had done so much corruption that people then voted for ANP and JI had to abandon election since it knew, it would not win a single seat. Imran Khan better back out of this government and let Maulana Diesel take the hit. Imran Khan should prepare for the next election.

  7. Muhammad Bin Naveed said:

    With JI as an ally?…let's see.

  8. Mohammad Ali Akbar v said:

    As a mark of protest against the injustices in the elections, let everyone wear a black armband or AIDS type ribbon for as long as it takes till justice seen to be done

  9. Aasim Raza via Faceb said:

    PTI has been trapped in KPK..they let PTI win in KPK so that they will caught up in resolving issues in the most affected region of Pakistan

  10. Imran Butt via Faceb said:

    This is the right time for PTI to prove how good they are, guys if they got a tough assignment then lets take it on a postive note instead of complaining whatsoever.

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