Politics is in fact art of possibilities for all political parties across Pakistan where liberal Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the pro-Taliban Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Sami (JUI-S) have agreed to formulate a “joint strategy” for the next general elections. It seems that Deobandi cleric Sami ignores dancing girls at the PTI rallies and Imran Khan has no objection to Sami’s ties with banned terrorist outfits including Taliban, who also massacred innocent schoolchildren in Army Public School Peshawar. And now, two Shia Muslims have been assassinated in Dera Ismail Khan, because of PTI’s KP government ties with the pro-terrorist parties.
The decision was made by the leaderships of the two parties at a meeting also attended by JUI-S chief Samiul Haq and PTI chairman Imran Khan, said a handout issued by the PTI’s media department here on Sunday. The leaders of the two parties agreed to continue consultations and contacts with each other so that they could come closer before the next elections.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, Information Minister Shah Farman, Deobandi clerics Hamidul Haq Haqqani and Syed Samar Yousuf were present on the occasion.
“In the meeting, the leaderships of both the parties in principle agreed to continue consultative meetings to prepare a joint strategy for the next elections so that the two parties could jointly struggle to bring the country out of the present crises and difficulties,” said the statement.
The PTI chief was of the view that the country could not make any progress without eradicating corruption.
Sami praised the KP government’s “pro-Islamic steps” in the province. He said the country had been besieged by enemies and there was a need for a united struggle to face the current situation. Sami, who is also known as the “father of Taliban”, said the ideologies of the two parties had similarities and they could work together.
Some analysts thought the meeting between Sami and Khan was an important event as it had taken place at a time when the country’s key religious parties had launched efforts to revive the Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal, a political alliance.