–PML’s Mian Imran Masood, Ch Asghar Tail Waley withdraw in favour of PTI candidate
–Both parties announce to jointly contest elections to fight corrupt mafia
LAHORE: Following a formal seat adjustment between Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), PML-Q senior central leader and former deputy prime minister Ch Parvez Elahi from NA-69 and PTI’s Ch Salim Sarwar Jaura from PP-31 Gujrat have been declared joint and unanimous candidates of both parties.
This announcement was made by PML-Q’s candidate from PP-31 Mian Imran Masood and PTI’s Ch Salim Sarwar Jaura at a joint press conference on Wednesday. From this constituency, PML-Q candidate Ch Asghar Tail Waley has also withdrawn in favour of Salim Sarwar Jaura.
On this occasion, senior leaders of both parties, including Salim Kamboh, Ch Parvez Bashir, Tahir Hussain Tirkha, Ali Ibrar Jaura, Ch Attaullah Gill, Ch Shuja Zaib Jaura, Ch Mazhar, Afzal Samaan and others were also present.
Mian Imran Masood said, “Following a mutual seat adjustment between Ch Shujat Hussain and Imran Khan, on the direction of the party leader, I announce withdrawal from PP-31 Gujrat in favour of PTI’s Ch Salim Sarwar Jaura and from NA-69 Gujrat Ch Parvez Elahi is both parties’ unanimous candidate.”
He said that both parties will jointly fight corrupt mafia throughout Pakistan, including Gujrat, previously also both parties have been pursuing a joint strategy in the Senate, National Assembly and Provincial Assemblies. He said that for law and order in Gujrat we all have to work together and ensure the success of their parties in the elections. He said that there was a lot of pressure on him not to leave the old family seat but he took the decision on the direction of the party leader.
On this occasion, expressing gratitude to Ch Shujat Hussain, Ch Parvez Elahi and Mian Imran Masood, PTI’s candidate Ch Salim Sarwar Jaura said that he will work more for the victory of Ch Parvez Elahi from NA-69 than his own election. He said that PML-Q and PTI will jointly establish law and order in Gujrat and will bring corruption of Mayor Gujrat Haji Nasir before all.
Meanwhile, Ch Shujat Hussain and Ch Parvez Elahi have paid a rich tribute to Mian Imran Masood on his meritorious services to the party.