Chakwal by elections: PPP-PTI alliance split into pieces

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Chakwal by elections: PPP-PTI alliance split into pieces

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf and Pakistan People's Party have split their alliance in the upcoming Chakwal by elections.

The PPP on Thursday withdrew its decision to form an electoral alliance with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) at the local level during the upcoming by-election in Chakwal, thus widening the rift between the two opposition parties.

"The PPP will not support the PTI in the by-polls in Chakwal," PPP leader Chaudhary Manzoor Ahmed said.

The decision was taken following consultations with the senior party leaders after PTI Chairman Imran Khan lashed out at the PPP during a public meeting in Chakwal, he added.

"Imran Khan had requested [the PPP] for support [in Chakwal] but then levelled unfounded criticism against the leadership," Ahmed added.