PTI considering to make alliance with arch rivals PPP in KP


Peshawar, August 3 (TNS): As Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) abandoned alliance with PTI and quitted Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf reportedly considering Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) to join its coalition government.

PTI struggling to maintain its weak majority in the K-P Assembly after QWP abandoned the coalition.

After QWP’s exclusion, which left the coalition for not supporting PTI bid to oust ex-Prime Minister, the PTI-led government is left with 61 lawmakers and 7 MPAs from its ally Jamaat-e-Islami in the 123-member House.

The remaining 55 seats belong to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and JUI-F with 16 MPAs each, QWP with 10, PPP with six, ANP with five and two independents.

“Chief Minister Pervez Khattak is trying to convince other political parties especially rival party PPP to join the alliance and has also given task to party leaders make efforts in this regard”, sources said.