The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Jamiat Ulema Islam-Sami (JUI-S) have formed an electoral alliance ahead of the 2018 general elections, sources said.
According to them, the decision about the alliance was announced by JUI-S chief Samiul Haq following a meeting with PTI chairman Imran Khan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak at the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa House, Islamabad, on Sunday.
In a statement issued Monday, the KP government said party leaders at the meeting decided in principle to “struggle jointly” for ridding the country of difficulties and problems, it is facing at present. It said the two sides agreed to devise a “mutual strategy” in this regard.
Confirming the development, Maulana Samiul Haq said PTI and JUI-S are yet to finalise details of the electoral alliance.
Speaking to Geo News, he said the coalition would benefit the PTI in 2018 elections.
Commenting on recently restored Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), Haq said the MMA is apparently an alliance of Jamaat-e-Islami and Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI-F).