JI gives encouraging reply to PTI regarding Senate’s elections: Qureshi

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Vice Charman Pakistan Tehreek-I- Insaf(PTI) Shah Mehmood Qureshi Has said that meeting with Jammat-i-Islami leadership is conclusive, JI has given a positive response to support PTI in the Senate elections.

He said this during a  joint media briefing  along with Ameer  Jammat-i-Islami Senator Siraj-ul-Haq  after the meeting of both leaders on Saturday. He said that both parties have ideological commonalities. Both parties have  decided to  extend their contact and cooperation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa too.

Qureshi said that PTI has sought support from JI in the elections and JI has given a positive response in this regard. Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that they had positive talk with Jammat-i-Islami, and they would extend their contact and cooperation with Jammat-i-Islami in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa too. Both parties have decided to they will nominate candidature according to their strengths in the assemblies, said Shah Mehmood Qureshi. He further said that Siraj ul Haq’s role in Senate is prodigious, we would like to see him in Senate again.” We have asked for support from JI for our candidates in Senate elections”, briefed PTI leader. He added stating Chaudhry Sarwar is best candidate and we want to see him in Senate. He said we want cooperation with political parties. “Parliament’s  doors should be open for the deserving people”, said PTI leader. Senate has its own prestige all over the world and we want ours to be the same.

Addressing the media persons in the press conference, JI’s amir Siraj ul Haq said that there are suspicious reports regarding Senate election, buying and selling votes in Senate election should be condemned and eliminated. He said that JI wants PTI’s support its candidate from KP. Commenting on the strike of bureaucracy he said that it’s not a good precedent. Punjab government should not have called on Cabinet meeting on Ahad Cheema’s arrest case, if NAB wants to take action, it should be decisive. Those involved in corruption should be behind the bars. Political parties should promote dialogue for the sake of democracy. The tales in the town about Senate election are disappointing; the concerned authorities should devise a plan to make the process transparent.

The PTI leader criticized Punjab government for calling Cabinet meeting on a NAB action.

He further added that there were decisions against PPP but they didn’t go for clash of the institutions, we believe on dialogue to let democracy prevail. He asked Supreme Court to play its role vehemently in curbing corruption from the country. He stressed that nation wants anyone who used his authority illegally, get punished.