PAT also extends Support to PTI in NA-122

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Tuesday, 06 October 2015 19:45

The Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) announced on Tuesday its support for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)’s candidate in the upcoming by-election in NA-122, Lahore.

The decision was taken after talks between the two parties, media reported.

Polling for NA-122 is due on October 11 and the PTI has fielded former provincial minister Abdul Aleem Khan against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s Ayaz Sadiq.

The coveted NA-122, Lahore seat fell vacant after an election tribunal, in its verdict on August 22, found irregularities in the 2013 general elections, ultimately causing Sadiq, the former National Assembly speaker, to step down.

Earlier on October 5, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), along with several other religious parties including the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) and the Sunni Tehrik (ST) had announced its support for the PTI in the upcoming by-election.

“Upon the directives and consultations received from the party’s central leadership, we have decided to support PTI in NA-122 and PP-147,” JI’s Lahore chief Mian Maqsood said while addressing a joint press conference with PTI’s Punjab organiser Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar.

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