ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has decided to make an alliance with Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) to form government in Centre and Punjab.
The announcement was made by PTI spokesperson Rauf Hassan in a press conference, adding that his party would make the government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa along with Jamaat-e-Islami.
He said PTI founder Imran Khan had demanded that government should be made by those who have won the elections, adding that no talks will be held with the PML-N, PPP and MQM-P.
Hassan said Khan, the former prime minister who has been in jail since August last year, had directed the party to hold intra-party elections as soon as possible.
Provisional results showed that the independent candidates won 101 seats in general election for the National Assembly followed by the PML-N with 75 seats.
Imran Khan-led party claimed that most of the independents are backed by the PTI.
In latest developments, some independent candidate have joined the PML-N, which is also making struggle to form the government in Centre and Punjab.
Meanwhile, MWM Chairman Allama Raja Nasir Abbas has welcomed the winning PTI-backed candidates to his party. He said Imran Khan is free to taken any decision about the MWM, saying he supports the PTI founder unconditionally.
“Our alliance with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf is based on a narrative of independent foreign policy, internal sovereignty, protection of borders, brotherly relations with Muslim countries and constitutional rights for Gilgit-Baltistan,” he said in a social media post on X.
Earlier in the day, PTI founder Imran Khan nominated Ali Amin Gandapur for the post of chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Khan, the former prime minister who has been in jail since August last year, confirmed Gandapur’s nomination to journalists in a formal conversation.
Khan, 71, said his party will not negotiate with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) for coalition government.
In crucial election of Dera Ismail Khan - NA-44, PTI stalwart Ali Amin Gandapur defeated Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. He received 92,244 votes.
Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 22, 2024 (Thursday)
In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.
Euro comes down to 300.2 for buying and 303.2 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.6 for buying, and 354.1 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.45.
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