ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has decided to ally or merge with another political party to claim this benefit.
In a statement, PTI leader Barrister Gohar Ali Khan said that while they were exploring options in this regard, the party would definitely not be reaching out to either the PML-N or PPP for a possible alliance.
He said: “We don’t feel comfortable with both of them. There will be no talks with anyone to make a government or to make a government together with them. It is better to sit in the opposition than to make a government [with them], but we think we have the majority.”
He reiterated that if its mandate was not accepted, the party would form a strong opposition.
Barrister Gohar Khan also called out all those politicians who switched loyalties in the past, saying that they had been rejected outright by the people in the Feb 8
He said the party is looking into the matter of the PTI-backed independent Waseem Qadir joining the PML-N.
“The rest of the independent candidates are in touch with us and will stay with us only,” he asserted.
Barrister Gohar also clarified that the party had not asked the winning independent candidates to take an oath or resign from their seats in an effort to prevent them from switching their loyalties.
He said that party founder Imran Khan has given instructions to form governments in the Centre, KP and Punjab. “We will not remain outside or sit outside the assemblies. We have to sit in parliament and find solutions to all problems there,” he said, ostensibly a veiled reference to the party’s 2014 sit-in outside parliament, as well as their decision to dissolve the KP and Punjab assemblies in 2023 to force snap polls.