Nine more independent candidate join PTI for ruling Punjab
LAHORE: Nine successful independent candidates joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) as Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) and PTI have started head to head efforts for support of successful candidates for forming government in Punjab.
As many as 149 seats are required to have dominance in Punjab assembly while PML-N has secured 127 seats and PTI took 122 seats in recently held general elections.
Besides the PTI 122 seats, more nine independent successful candidates including Saeedul Hassan, Raja Sagheer and Salman Naeem joined the PTI to form the government in Punjab.
Currently, the PTI has become more strong taking 131 seats as comparing to the PML-N’s 129 seats in Punjab. Now both the parties speed up to contacts with the independent candidates for ruling Punjab.
PTI leader Jahangir Tareen started to knock the door of wining independent candidates from Punjab. According to the report, Alamdar Qureshi, Tahir Randhawa, Hussain Jahania Gardezi and Masood Gillani also decided to join the PTI.
MNA Sayed Fakhar Imam and MPA Dr Khawar likely to join the PTI. As many as three independent candidates from DG Khan also decided to alliance with the PTI. Whereas, Sardar Mehar Ali Muhammad and Mehar leaft for Islamabad to meety with PTI chief Imran Khan.
Besides PML-N, PTI and independent candidates, the other key players in the battle ground include PML-Q with 7 seats, PPP with 6 seats while BAP, Functional League and PAR has one seat each.
PTI Chief Imran Khan is likely to meet Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid’s Chaudhry Pervez Elahi today for his support in forming government in Punjab while PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif is all set to meet former Opposition Leader in National assembly Khurshid Shah.