Islami Tehreek may join electoral alliance with PTI and MWM for GB elections, according to sources close to aforesaid three parties.
Allama Syed Sajid Ali Naqvi leads Islami Tehreek Pakistan and the party’s talks committee and federal minister Ali Amin Gandapur have has held negotiations.
Islami Tehreek may join electoral alliance with PTI
Sources said that ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) remains hopeful that Islami Tehreek would also join the electoral alliance on seat adjustments basis for Gilgit Baltistan elections 2020.
In this regard, they claim success of talks and also claim both sided may formally announce these adjustments within a couple of days.
Earlier, Minister Gandapur from PTI and Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen leader Nasir Shirazi had announced electoral alliance.
Under this accord, they would field joint electoral contestants on some constituencies in Gilgit and Baltistan.
Electoral alliance of PTI and MWM for Gilgit Baltistan elections 2020 announced formally.
Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan Ali Amin Khan Gandapur made a formal announcement in Islamabad at a press conference.
Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) leaders Nasir Shirazi and Asad Abbas Naqvi also accompanied him.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz was also present.
Gandapur announced electoral alliance between his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen to contest the upcoming elections for the legislative assembly of Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).
The minister said negotiation with another major political party Tehreek-e-Islami Pakistan was underway, which might also ally with the PTI in the election.
He expressed the confidence that most of the political parties would contest election in coalition with PTI in the larger interest of the region.
MWM Pakistan’s deputy secretary general Nasir Sherazi said they decided to contest the election in coalition with the PTI to ensure provision of constitutional rights to the people of GB.
He cited deprivation of people of Gilgit Baltistan of their basic rights since long due lack of representation of their public representative in the National Assembly and Senate.
Furthermore, he said the GB had great importance in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor as the only land route that connects the two countries.