Peshawar (April 25, 2018): After months of increasing distance the Jamaat-e-Islami has finally decided to party ways the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led provincial government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
JI chief of Peshawar chapter Mushtaq Ahmed confirmed that the party had decided to quit the alliance with the PTI in the province. He added that the JI minister would tender their resignations next week.
He clarified that the decision had not been made on the basis of “differences”. “We will continue to support the provincial government,” he said, adding that the decision was not aimed at weakening the ruling PTI in the province.
“We always talked on merit in cabinet meetings during the provincial tenur,” he mentioned adding that JI had no complaints with Prevez Khattak or any other PTI leader.
The announcement came four days after JI chief Siraj Haq claimed that the PTI had voted for Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani after an “order from the top.”
Two days ago, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak clarified that the “order from top” meant Bani Gala [the name of the place where PTI chief Imran Khan’s resides].