Vice chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Shah Mahmood Qureshi called Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and asked support in by-election in Multan.
Qureshi talked about good relations that the two parties enjoy and that JI is an ally of PTI in the government in Khyber Pakhtwankhwa province. He wished that PTI and JI should also come together in Multan by-election. On this the JI chief Sirajul Haq lamented that the leaders of PTI indulged in issuing statements against the JI without considering anything. JI had not announced support for PMLN, he said. Siraj also told Qureshi that he would give his reply after making consultations with JI’s leadership.
Meanwhile, JI’s deputy general secretary Liaquat Baloch Farid Ahmed Paracha says that no decision has been made to support any party in Multan by-election.