PTI MQM unnatural alliance develops first crack

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and MQM alliance has developed cracks even before its formal launch.

PTI Karachi head Shamim Naqvi has hit out at the the MQM.

He has publicly slammed his future coalition partner Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P).

“We stand by all our past allegations against the MQM-P,” Naqvi told media persons in Karachi on Sunday. “We have entered into an alliance with the MQM-P under compulsion,” he maintained.

Naqvi said PTI approached MQM as it lacked the numbers required to elect Imran Khan as Prime Minister in the National Assembly.

To a question, he said that MQM-P had been defeated in the parliamentary elections due to the poor performance of Karachi mayor Wasim Akhtar.

Reacting to Shamim’s statement, MQM leader Faisal Sabzwari said that PTI might face difficulties in running a coalition government with such mindset.