Pakistan People’ss Party has finally made its mind to enter into an alliance with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to form the next government in order to continue the ongoing democratic process in the country.
The announcement for a possible alliance with any political party, including rival PTI, came at a time when PPP’s top leadership sensed ‘tough electoral test’ in the May 11 general elections.
PPP Secretary General Sardar Latif Khan Khosa told reporters that his party could form an alliance with any political party to form the next government ‘for the best of democracy’, but the premier would be from his party.
“Nothing is impossible in politics – PPP can go for an alliance with PTI,” Khosa said while addressing a press conference at PPP Central Secretariat in Islamabad.
“Our alliance with MQM, PML-Q and ANP is still intact,” Khosa claimed.
In his first interaction with journalists after assuming the office of secretary general, he claimed that if PPP came into power again it would produce over 12,000MW electricity to overcome the energy crisis.
Pointing out parties whose public gatherings were not being targeted by the militants, he alleged that these parties were being backed by terrorists.
Meanwhile, former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that a strong PTI would benefit his party, the PPP, and that he wishes the PTI a long life. In an interview, Gilani said that there has been no relief to the people in Punjab, a fact which had increased the popularity of the PTI.
It is important to mention that PPP leader Manzoor Wattoo had earlier passed a statement that Imran Khan would be made prime minister if PTI formed an alliance with PPP in the next government.
This statement had drawn fire from the PTI leadership, with Shireen Mazari blasting Wattoo’s statement, saying that the idea of an alliance between PPP and PTI was “ridiculous”.