PTI contacts opposition to strengthen protests
KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has started to contact opposition parties in the National Assembly for strengthening their protest drive against alleged electoral rigging, ARY News reports.
According to sources, PTI Chairman Imran Khan has contacted the President of Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid-e-Azam (PML-Q) Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain to form a joint action plan against rigging. A delegation, comprising of PTI leaders Jahangir Tareen, Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Javed Hashmi, is expected meet Shujaat tomorrow.
The PTI delegation is also expected to meet the opposition leader Khursheed Shah of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) tomorrow, sources said.
On the other hand, Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) has also sprung into action after the PTI demonstration in Islamabad on Sunday. The federal government has invited the parties for reforms in the electoral process.
PML-N's Ramesh Kumar and Rida Khan, speaking at the floor of National Assembly, called for reforms in the Election Commission of Pakistan as well.
Peoples Party's Babar Awan has also called Imran Khan's demand for electoral reforms as fair.