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PPP and Shia Ulema Council forms electoral alliance

PPP and Shia Ulema Council forms electoral alliancePakistan Peoples Party and Shia Ulema Council have formally announced they have formed an alliance to contest the Elections 2013 from across Pakistan.
 
The announcement was made at a joint press conference in Islamabad by former Prime Ministers Yousuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervaiz Ashraf of the PPP and Allama Arif Wahidi and Allama Shabbir Hassan Meesami of Shia Ulema Council (SUC) on Thursday. Shehla Raza, deputy speaker Sindh assembly and Syed Sikandar Gilani were also present.
 
As a result of the accord between the two parties, Deedar Ali will be appointed minister in Gilgit-Baltistan’s PPP-led government and Ghulam Raza Naqvi willl be appointed special advisor to the Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
 
Shia Ulema Council that has been registered by Election Commission as Islami Tehrik Pakistan said that the notification of interim formula for the educational curriculum would also be announced by Gilgit-Baltistan government very soon.
 
The PPP leaders appreciated the role of the Islami Tehrik Pakistan and its chief Allama Sajid Ali Naqvi saying that his positive and constructive role would help PPP establish durable peace in Pakistan.
 
“Allama Sajid Naqvi’s role is clean and transparent. Our alliance with his party will make our electoral position stronger,” said Raja Pervaiz Ashraf who is also secretary general of the PPP-Parliamentarians.
 
Allama Arif Wahidi recalled that the PPP of Benazir Bhutto had earlier formed Peoples Democratic Alliance and with the support of Allama Naqvi, they won and formed the government in the past.
 
He expressed hope that the two parties would defeat takfiris together and trounce the allies of the terrorists in the Elections 2013.    
 
Amazingly, Qutub Shah of the PPP has entered into electoral adjustment with the takfiri terrorist Ahmed Ludhianvi on NA-94 Toba Tek Singh III where the notorious Ludhianvi was polled only a thousand voters against the PPP’s Khalid Kharal was secured more than 53,000 votes.
 
However, Shia Ulema Council/Islami Tehrik has not clarified its position on the seat adjustment of the PPP’s candidate with Ludhianvi of outlawed Sipah-e-Sahaba.

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