JI, PTI chief discuss seat adjustments
25 March, 2013
LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has conveyed to Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) that it has to clearly choose between the PTI and Pakistan Muslim League-N if it wants a durable seat adjustments with it.
Sources said that in a meeting held between the top brass of both parties at the residence of Imran Khan, the PTI leadership conveyed to the Jamaat that seat adjustment was possible only if done on countrywide basis, and not on some specific seats.
The JI delegation, led by party Ameer Syed Munawar Hasan, called on Imran Khan at his residence just a day after the PTI staged a massive power show at Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore. The JI delegation consisted of Secretary General Liaquat Baloch and senior leaders including Prof Ibrahim, Dr Waseem Akhtar and Anwar Niazi.
PTI leaders including party President Javed Hashmi, Secretary General Pervaiz Khattak, Secretary Information Shafqat Mehmood, Jehangir Tareen, Punjab President Ejaz Chaudhry, Lahore President Abdul Aleem Khan and Ahsan Rasheed were also present in the meeting.
The Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday expressed their reservation over newly appointed caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso. However, both the parties said that they respect the decision taken by the Election Commission of Pakistan.
Meanwhile, mainstream political parties the PML-N, PML-Q and the JUI-F have accepted the decision of the ECP to appoint Justice (r) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso as interim PM.
Baloch hopeful Khoso will end their sufferings
The Baloch political parties are hopeful that the newly appointed caretaker prime minister would make all possible efforts to hold free, fair and impartial elections on time.
Talking to our sources, National Party (NP) General Secretary Tahir Bezanjo said that only fair elections could save the country from future crises. He said the people of Balochistan had been facing poor law and order situation for the last seven years and only a strong government could end their sufferings.
National Party President Dr Abdul Malik Baloch said that the caretaker PM must form an impartial cabinet, should include non-political persons and must take all forces on board. Balochistan National Party-Mengal General Secretary Doctor Jahanzaib Jamaldini hoped that the caretaker PM will hold general elections in free, fair and transparent manner.