In a major political development, former President Pervez Musharraf has announced a grand alliance comprising of a total of 23 political parties and voters.
The new grand alliance, titled the Pakistan Awami Ittehad, was announced at a press conference, where the former army chief dispelled rumours of his intentions to lead the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, saying it was ridiculous to think he would be interested in running a “minor, ethnic” party.
“I have the support of many political entities,” he said. “A total of 23 and counting.” “These include parties like the Conservative Party, the Aam Loug Party, the Institutional Revolutionary Party,” he said.
“Also, Saleem, my batchmate; that Akram fellow, I keep forgetting his full name, but you know the one; the Pakistan Masawaat Party; Teepa, along with his wife and two kids, the younger of whom will be of voting age by the 2018 polls.”
“There is also the Jamiat Mashaikh Pakistan; Adnan, my bootlegger in Karachi; the Social Democratic Justice Party, to name a few more,” he continued.
“Ah, and Gulwali, that smart lad that I used to play Squash with.”
Till the filing of this press report, the list of the former President’s alliance had dropped to 21, when it was revealed that the Institutional Revolutionary Party is registered in Mexico and that though he claimed he was from Nawa kali, Gulwali was actually an Afghan from Khost.