PTI Forms ‘Grand Alliance’ with Like-minded Parties to Challenge Govt

Wed Apr 03 2024
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ISLAMABAD: In a significant political development, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday succeeding in forging a joint grand alliance with several like-minded political parties to present a formidable challenge to the incumbent government.

Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chief Mahmood Achakzai will head the opposition alliance and it is also going to rope in Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman soon. The alliance, according to the experts, is poised to reshape the political landscape in the country.

According to sources, Achakzai in close consultation with all participating political entities will within the next few days, will hold a crucial meeting with JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, extending an invitation to join the alliance.

They said Fazlur Rehman has already signaled his willingness to oppose the government, setting the stage for PTI and JUI-F, under the leadership of Achakzai, to announce protest campaign against the government.

Under the leadership of Achakzai, Imran’s PTI and Fazal’s JUI-F are expected to collaborate closely, with the likelihood of Jamaat-e-Islami also securing a significant role within the alliance.

The groundwork for this alliance was laid during a meeting of five opposition parties which met here today. The pictures shared about the meeting saw the participation of key figures including Liaquat Baloch from Jamaat-e-Islami, PkMAP chief Mahmood Khan Achakzai, Akhtar Mengal of Balochistan National Party, PTI Chairman Barrister Gohar Ali Khan, and Chairman of Majlis-e Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) Allama Raja Nasir Abbas.

PTI’s Asad Qaiser and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Omar Ayub Khan were also present in the meeting. Deliberations during the huddle revolved around crucial issues pertaining to the formation of the opposition alliance against the alleged rigging in the elections.

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