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PPP wishes to make political alliance with PTI

Islamabad (Monitoring Desk): Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Peoples Party senior leader Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has expressed his desire to make political alliance with PTI for the betterment of Pakistan.

The former premier made the comments after appearing before an accountability court hearing a graft case against him.

Ashraf said accusing state institutions is akin to weakening the state, adding that the PPP, under any circumstances, did not attack the Supreme Court.

“Our wish is to see that the next general elections are held on time,” said the PPP leader.

He claimed that the PPP will not be affected by anyone’s “in or out”. He was likely referring to Friday’s disqualification of PTI Secretary General Jahangir Tareen.

The former prime minister also criticised the ruling party, saying that he cannot even see the government let alone see the functioning of the government.

Earlier, the PTI chairman had said he would never side with the “corrupt” PPP chief Asif Ali Zardari.

Imran Khan meets Jahangir Tareen in Islamabad

Islamabad (Monitoring Desk): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chairman Imran Khan has met recently disqualified secretary general PTI Jahangir Khan Tareen in Islamabad at his residence.

The PTI chief was cleared while Tareen had to face the axe by the Supreme Court on Friday (yesterday) when the court announced its verdict in the disqualification case against the two leaders.

A high-level party huddle is also expected at Imran’s Bani Gala residence today to discuss the future course of action following Tareen’s disqualification.

Sources said Tareen decided to step down from the party post during his meetings with PTI members. PTI MNA from Islamabad, Asad Umar, remains a strong contender to replace Tareen, sources added.

Earlier in the day, PTI spokesman Fawad Chaudhry had said that Imran directed Tareen to continue performing duties as the secretary general of the party.