Imran Khan's Followers Aim to Form a Coalition Government in Pakistan Featured

By Gamal Khattab February 14, 2024 2075

 

Imran Khan's Plan for a Coalition Government

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, which is connected to former Prime Minister Imran Khan, has announced its intention to form a coalition government in Pakistan. This means that they want to work together with two other parties to create a government at both the federal and regional levels. Imran Khan will have the final say in choosing the prime minister for this government.

Imran Khan's Statement from Prison

Imran Khan made his first public statement since the election results were announced last week. He spoke from Jin Adiyala prison, where he has been held since his arrest in August. Khan said that independent members of parliament who are supported by his party will join forces with the "Wahdat Majlis" party, which is made up of small Muslim groups. Together, they hope to form a government after the elections.

Khan's Stance on Other Parties

Khan made it clear that his party will not work with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) or the Pakistan People's Party (PPP). He accused both parties of corruption and said that they will challenge any fraudulent actions. The election results are currently being reviewed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan, so they will decide on the alliance later.

Other Parties' Responses

Former Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that independent candidates supported by Imran Khan are welcome to form a government if they can prove that they have the majority in Parliament. If they cannot, other parties will move forward with forming a government. The PML-N is currently in talks with other parties to create a coalition.

The leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, ruled out the possibility of forming a coalition with the Muslim League. However, his party is willing to support any government on specific issues, such as voting on the prime ministership, the budget, and legislation.

The Current Political Situation

No party won enough seats in the general elections to form a federal government on its own. This has led to negotiations between parties to form coalitions. The final results of the National Assembly elections were announced, with independents supported by the Tehreek-e-Insaf party winning 101 out of 265 seats. The Pakistan Muslim League won 75 seats, and the Peoples Party of Pakistan won 54 seats. Other smaller parties also won seats.

 The formation of a coalition government in Pakistan is underway, with Imran Khan's party playing a key role. The final government structure will be determined through negotiations and discussions among the different parties involved.

Source: Agencies