Khan Approves Alliance with PTI-P to form Government in KP

On Thursday, Imran Khan, the founder of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), approved an alliance with PTI-P, the breakaway faction of the party led by Pervez Khattak, to form a coalition government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The sources stated that talks took place between the PTI and Khattak’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Parliamentarians (PTI-P) with the consent of Imran Khan. Currently, PTI holds the majority in the house of 145 with 84 seats, while PTI-P won only two seats in the Feb 8 elections in the KP Assembly.

The sources mentioned that the PTI decided to form an alliance with the PTI-P after the Jamaat-e-Islami refused.

Uncertainty in KPK

Despite the clear majority of PTI in KPK, the absence of leadership has created uncertainty about the government formation. Even after one week of general elections, the PTI has yet to gather its elected members.

The sources stated that no consultation has begun on the formation of the government in KP. This is what has puzzled the MPs-elect. Furthermore, they added that Taimur Khan Jhagra, Kamran Bangash, and other senior leaders have been busy protesting against the poll rigging.

KP Assembly Speaker Mushtaq Ghani described it as unfortunate that the assembly members have not yet been gathered. He explained that the responsibility was on the shoulders of PTI leader Ali Amin Gandapur, but his father passed away.

On Tuesday, Khan nominated former federal minister Ali Amin Gandapur as the party’s candidate for KP’s chief minister. Ghani mentioned that some PTI leaders are facing cases, while others are in jail.

He stated that the assembly members would gather in two or three days.

No Alliance at Federal Level

As the PTI proceeds to form an alliance government at the provincial level, it is strongly committed to refusing alliances at the federal level with any of the parties. As the PTI leader Barrister Gohar Khan said that his party intends to form a government on its own. Therefore, he denied any possibility of forming an alliance with the PML (N) or PPP. “There will be no unity in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, or the Federation,” he said.

Gohar Khan has become a central figure in Pakistan’s politics after the imprisonment of PTI leader Imran Khan. The name of the provincial government and the chief minister will appear by Tuesday. He further said that no party has contacted our independent candidates. All the independent candidates are in touch, and they have the party’s support. Therefore, party will make decision on next course of action after solving the basic administrative issues.