February 21, 2024

PTI Considers Alliance or Merger to Secure Reserved Seats in Assemblies

Gauhar PTI

PTI Considers Alliance or Merger to Secure Reserved Seats in Assemblies

ISLAMABAD – Recognizing the potential setback caused by the absence of reserved seats, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has taken a significant step towards forming a government in national and provincial assemblies.

PTI leader Barrister Gohar Ali Khan disclosed this decision, emphasizing that the party is open to alliances or mergers with other political entities to gain this advantage.

In an interview with DawnNews on Sunday, Barrister Gohar Ali Khan stated that while the PTI is actively exploring options, it has ruled out reaching out to either the PML-N or PPP for a potential alliance. The leader firmly rejected power-sharing talks with these major political players and asserted the party’s preference for sitting in the opposition.

Barrister Gohar emphasized that the release of political prisoners and the recognition of PTI’s mandate are the only ‘healing touch’ that the powers-that-be can offer. The PTI has also voiced demands for the resignation of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) members, accusing them of facilitating poll fraud.

As the political landscape evolves, the PTI’s strategic move reflects its commitment to navigate the complexities of government formation and secure a favorable position in the assemblies.