PTI fails to lure independent MPAs in KP


Despite getting a majority in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has failed in obtaining support of independent MPAs.
Only one of 14 independent MPAs announced to join the PTI whereas the remaining ones are yet to make their mind in this regard.
Abdul Haq elected from PK-61 Kohistan on Thursday met KP PTI Secretary General Shaukat Ali Yousufzai in Peshawar and announced to join the party. Abdul Haq was accompanied by a number of elders from Kohistan, including former Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl MPA Molvi Dildar.
Eight of 14 independent MPAs have formed a group under Israrullah Khan Gandapur, whereas the remaining ones are engaged in talks with the PTI and other parties. Most of the independents are desirous to get ministries and other official slots.
In fact, the PTI leaders are engaged in getting the chief minister’s slot. On such grounds, the party is divided into three groups. Earlier, Pervez Khattak and Asad Qaiser emerged as strong aspirants for the slot, but PTI workers urged the party leadership to give the slot to a Peshawar MPA. Due which a majority of independent MPAs are reluctant to join the PTI.