Pakistan’s political scene is heating up as major parties are mulling teaming up with other political parties. Today, Sindh Labour Minister Saeed Ghani hinted that the PPP might form an alliance with Jamat-e-Islami (JI) but ruled out any possibility to join hands with the PTI.
Earlier, JI President Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman showed an inclination to form an alliance with other political parties if there would be a need for that. When asked if he would join the PTI or PPP, Naeem said that he will hold talks with all the parties for the betterment of Karachi.
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In response, Saeed Ghani first expressed joy over the party’s recent gains in the local government elections in Hyderabad, and then he congratulated the JI for performing well in the polls, saying that the party is just a little behind the PPP. He said that PPP might form an alliance with JI.
“We can hold talks with Jamat-e-Islami but not with the PTI as we have no intention of forming an alliance with them,” Saeed Ghani asserted.
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— SAMAA TV (@SAMAATV) January 16, 2023
PTI to merge with PML-Q
On the other hand, another political merger is also on the cards. PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan had proposed that its ally, PML-Q should merge with it. The former prime minister shared the proposal in a meeting with journalists at his Zaman Town residence last week.
According to the latest developments, Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi summoned a meeting of the PML-Q to mull over PTI chairman Imran Khan’s merger offer. The senior leadership of the PML-Q and senators would participate in the meeting and the majority of PML-Q leaders are allegedly in favor of it.
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Moonis Elahi, son of Pervaiz Elahi is reportedly ready to merge his party into PTI, they say, adding that the formal announcement is expected today.