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Pak Opposition alliance to launch countrywide drive against govt

Pak Opposition alliance to launch countrywide drive against govt

Imran Khan



Islamabad, April 13

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s party, under the umbrella of a grand opposition alliance, on Saturday announced a countrywide movement against the alleged rigging in the February 8 election and the government established by tampering of the mandate.

The launch of the movement indicates that the dream of post-election peace and political stability will be wilting sooner than expected. The six-party alliance that includes Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, in a late-night meeting that continued till the early hours of Saturday, decided to come together under the banner of Tehreek Tahafuz Ayeen-i-Pakistan (TTAP), a movement to protect the Constitution of Pakistan.

Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chairman Mehmood Khan Achakzai was nominated as president of the alliance at the hours-long meeting, which was presided over by Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal.

Sunni Ittehad Council chairman Sahibzada Hamid Raza Khan, Majlis Wahdat Muslimeen Chairman Raja Nasir Abbas and Jamaat-i-Islami leader Liaquat Baloch also attended the meeting.

The new opposition alliance may not pose any immediate threat to the government of PM Shehbaz Sharif of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party but the group may unsettle it with a prolonged presence on the streets at a time when the country needs peace to address multiple economic and security challenges.

The opposition has decided to use Balochistan as a launching pad which has been battling a homegrown insurgency led by Baloch nationalists. — PTI

TTAP’s banner

The six-party grand opposition alliance includes Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. The group will come together under the banner of Tehreek Tahafuz Ayeen-i-Pakistan (TTAP).

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