Will form coalition govt in terror-hit NW Pakistan: Imran Khan`s party

Last Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 00:41

Zee Media Bureau

Peshawar: The cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan`s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party on Friday declared to lead a coalition government in the terror-hit northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The northwestern province of Pakistan is on the frontline of a nearly seven-year domestic Taliban insurgency and suffers near daily bomb and shooting attacks blamed on militants.

Keeping the situation in mind, Imran Khan has called for an end to military operations and peace talks with the Taliban, making his party`s victory in the northwest a significant development.
The secretary general of Khan`s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party Pervez Khattak, has been nominated as the provincial chief minister, party sources said.

While addressing a press conference in Peshawar Khattak said, "We will form a coalition government with Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Qaumi Watan Party (QWP)."

Notably, during the recent General Elections Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf emerged as the largest party in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by securing 35 seats in the 99-member provincial assembly.



First Published: Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 00:34
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