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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf not to forge election alliance with Mutahidda Qaumi Movement, All Pakistan Muslim League: Imran

Islamabad, March 01, 2013 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday made it clear that his party would not enter into an election alliance either with Muttahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) or with General Musharraf’s All Pakistan Muslim League (APML).

In a statement issued here, Imran Khan made it clear that PTI was not ready to make any type of alliance with any of the two parties. “After enjoying a government for five long years, MQM parted ways from ruling party and joined the opposition,” he said.

The PTI Chairman expressed determination that PTI would get the clear majority in upcoming elections as 90% of people want change in the country which was also a major cause of his party.

Imran Khan said that PTI would clean sweep the next elections and there may be no need of making alliance with any party, adding that PTI wants to bring a positive change in the country whereas other parties only want to come to power. “

We will prefer to sit in opposition instead of making alliances with the parties sitting in the governments,” said Imran Khan, adding that these power hungry parties can do anything to come into power.

He pointed out that just for the sake of power, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML_N) went into seat adjustment formula with banned outfits. “

We never tried to bring electables in PTI and the people who have joined the party are considered as most fair in the political class as no one can raise fingers towards them,” said PTI Chief, adding that and Javed Hashmi and Shah Mahmood Qureshi were clean politicians who have given numerous sacrifices in their political careers.

He said that still there were many politicians who wanted to leave both the ruling parties but they were stuck up there just because of some fears about their political career. “

The PTI has majority of revolutionary faces within its fold and no one can think about those names who have been elected in our intra party elections,” he said.

He said that the PTI would teach other parties how to hold the party elections. He said that new history of the country was being written as it is for the first time that people from grass root levels were elected as the party leaders.

Imran Khan said that a manifesto of a new and vibrant Pakistan would be presented at Minar-e-Pakistan in presence of 80,000 elected office bearers of PTI.

Khan said that PTI was not against the reserved seats for women but the members for such seats should be elected on merit. “Reserved seats should be given to the competent females not to the relatives,” said PTI chairman.

Commenting on the roles of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and PML-N, he said that both these parties have secret consensus among them and they can do everything for their interests. “PPP and PML-N will also make the secret alliance in elections as both of these parties can even amend the constitution of the country for their vested interests,” he added.

Referring to the JUI-F convened All Parties Conference (APC), the PTI Chief said that it was beyond thinking that just before two weeks of assemblies’ dissolution, these parties have conveyed the APC. “

I was declared as Taliban Khan when I stressed for the need of starting dialogue process with Taliban,” he said, adding that after coming into power, PTI would disengage the country from American war on terror. “

We will start negotiation process With Taliban via people of tribal areas and the army will also be involved,” said Imran Khan. He said that it has become obligatory to disengage army from tribal areas where billions of rupees are being wasted and thousands of soldiers are struck.

Commenting on the situation in Karachi, he suggested that the people of Karachi were the ultimate power who can bring change in the city. “

People of Karachi should not vote for those parties who have military wings,” said Imran Khan. He said that the police in Karachi should be depoliticized to restore peace in the city.

He said that the revolution bigger than 1970’s would come in the upcoming elections, adding that the situation would become worst if the parties in government try to do rigging during the elections.

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