Winning Independent Candidates Supported by Imran Khan’s Party Join the Right-Wing Sunni Ittehad Council

The PTI party made a “formal agreement” on Monday to join the Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC), an alliance of Islamic political and religious parties in the nation with a majority of Muslims that represents adherents of the Sunni school of Islam. This move will allow the PTI party to use the platform of other like-minded parties to obtain its share of reserved seats for women and minorities.

As to the Dawn newspaper, almost all candidates for national and provincial legislatures who were independently elected and supported by the PTI formally joined the SIC on Wednesday by submitting their affidavits to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

The PTI’s assertion that it won 93 National Assembly seats in the elections on February 8 is corroborated by the affidavits that the 89 Members of the National Assembly who backed the party submitted to the electoral body.

Three party leaders—Barrister Gohar Khan, Omar Ayub Khan, the PTI’s candidate for prime minister, and Ali Amin Gandapur—failed to file affidavits, and the ECP had not yet announced the candidacy of another.

Ayub and Gohar purposefully did not submit affidavits to join the SIC as they want to run in the party’s next organizational elections, which are supposedly set to take place in two weeks.

According to media sources on Wednesday, Barrister Gohar has been appointed as the chairman and Raoof Hassan as the Chief Election Commissioner for PTI’s intra-party elections. According to the report, Gandapur did not submit the affidavit either since he has been nominated by the PTI to be the chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

In order to create a coalition government headed by former prime minister Shehbaz Sharif, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) reached a power-sharing agreement late on Tuesday. After the contentious elections tainted by accusations of electoral manipulation, the coalition could successfully prevent their bitter adversary Khan from becoming office.

Rejecting the PMLN and PPP’s efforts to create a coalition government, Khan’s party has warned that the worst kind of political instability would ensue from the ”mandate thieves” taking its public backing.

The party of Imran Khan promises to protest the alleged rigging of the elections in the Pakistani parliament.The party of Imran Khan promises to protest the alleged rigging of the elections in the Pakistani parliament.

Ninety-three National Assembly seats went to independents, the bulk of whom were supported by the PTI party.

The PPP secured 54 seats, placing third, behind the PML-N’s 75 seats. There are 17 seats held by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P).

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