Imran Khan’s PTI Rejects Alliance with PML-N, Claims Self-Sufficiency in Forming Government

The decision stems from PTI's confidence in its ability to independently establish a government.

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In the wake of jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party securing a significant number of seats in the recent National Assembly elections, the party has declared its intent to refrain from forming an alliance with Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). The decision stems from PTI’s confidence in its ability to independently establish a government.

Results So Far: Independent candidates supported by PTI have clinched victory in 55 out of the 139 National Assembly seats announced by the election commission to date. Meanwhile, the PML-N has secured 43 seats. With 336 seats in total, a simple majority requires 169 seats.

PTI’s Stance on Alliance: PTI chairman Barrister Gohar Khan reiterated the party’s stance, affirming that they are not pursuing coalition arrangements with either the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) or the PML-N. Expressing confidence in PTI’s prospects, Khan asserted that PTI is poised to secure around 150 seats, enabling the formation of a government without external support. He emphasized PTI’s intention to govern both at the national level and in Punjab.

Response to Horse Trading Claims: Addressing concerns regarding the possible influence of independent candidates, Khan dismissed the notion of horse-trading, stating that independent candidates would adhere to party directives. His remarks came in response to allegations from PML-N leader Ishaq Dar, who claimed that independent candidates were in discussions with his party. Khan emphasized that independent candidates would not defy party lines and would decide their affiliations within the constitutional framework.

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