LAHORE (Staff Report) – A delegation of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Sunday sought support of Jamat-e-Islami in upcoming by-elections in NA-122, NA-147 constituencies while Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) candidate Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has also approached JI leadership requesting a support in October 11’s by-polls.

According to a statement the central leadership of Jamaat-e-Islami had refused to meet PTI delegation led by former Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar saying that decision will be taken by Lahore’s local leadership in this regard.

Afterwards the PTI delegation held a meeting with JI Lahore president Mian Manqsood Ahmad and asked him to back their candidates, Abdul Aleem Khan and Shoaib Siddiqui, in upcoming by-polls.

Maqsood said that the decision in this regard would be taken after consultations with central leadership of JI.

Meanwhile highly credible sources claimed that Jamat-e-Islami (JI) has linked the support in the by-polls with upcoming local bodies elections in Lahore. The party will add its weight to any one of the parties who will ensure a support in the form of seat adjustment in local bodies elections, the sources added.