PTI, JI join hands to protect judiciary
29 June, 2012
LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leaderships have agreed on swelling pressure on the federal government to protect judiciary.
In a joint press conference held after the meeting of PTI chief Imran Khan and JI chief Munawar Hassan at JI headquarters on Thursday, both the leaders vowed to protect the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Both the leaders said that they were worried that the government and corrupt elements might harm the apex court like they did a few days ago, referring to Malik Riaz-Arsalan Iftikhar case.
The cricketer-turned politician said that the JI leadership had agreed to join PTI's tsunami march in favour of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
Imran Khan further said that any decision regarding coalition alliance between both the parties was not taken in the meeting but agenda of both the parties was similar. He said that political parties sitting outside parliament should also be included in the decisions of Election Commission and caretaker government.
Khan said that PTI was not in favour of military rule, saying that military should work within its constitutional limits.