JUI announces alliance with PTI ahead of AJK polls


All Jammu and Kashmir Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam announced on Thursday it would support Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidates in the upcoming elections in Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

The alliance was announced after a meeting was held between Special Assistant to Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas and JUI’s Qazi Mahmood Al Hassan.

Qazi Mahmood said his party would field all its candidates in favour of PTI candidates, which would enable “a healthy environment for politics in the state”.

Read more: AJK general elections to be held on July 25

Meanwhile, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto has also started mustering support in the state by holding vibrant rallies, expressing confidence that his party would form government in the state.

On Saturday, speaking to a packed election campaign rally in Kotli, the PPP chairman accused PTI of making attempts to impose a ‘puppet’ prime minister in Azad Kashmir.

Bilawal fired a broadside at Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying the latter was trying to rig the upcoming election in Kashmir “because he himself is a product of rigged elections”.

The 11th General Elections of Azad Jammu and Kashmir will be held on July 25.


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