Lahore: Pakistan Muslim League and Sunni Ittehad Council have entered into an important alliance, PML’s alliance with Peoples Party will remain intact and positive headway will be made for grand alliance with parties having national thinking in all the four provinces. Pakistan Muslim League President Senator senior central leader Ch Parvez Elahi, Sunni Ittehad Council Chairman and Jamiatul Ulema-e-Islam Pakistan head Sahibzada Fazal Karim and Secretary General Sunni Ittehad Council Haji Hanif Tayyab made the announcement at a joint press conference after final round of talks in Faisalabad this afternoon. PML’s Moonis Elahi, Muhammad Basharat Raja and Ch Zaheeruddin Khan and Sunni Ittehad Council’s Peer Akram Qadri, Moeenuddin, Fazal Ayyaz, Nawaz Khokhar and Hamid Raza also participated in the talks.
They said that we will remain united for enforcement of Nizam-e-Mustafa (Peace Be Upon Him), security and betterment of the people and supremacy of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and will fully participate in the elections under joint strategy and seat adjustment.
Ch Shujat Hussain said that the country is facing various problems, no individual, no party, court or general can resolve these problems single handedly, all national forces will have to work together sincerely for solving the problems facing Pakistan. PML will move ahead along with Sunni Ittehad Council and we will invite more religious and political parties to join this caravan.
Ch Parvez Elahi said that this alliance is the result of our one year’s long talks, we dedicate this alliance to security of Pakistan and prosperity of the people, alliance of both the parties will greatly benefit the poor people of Pakistan because we have gathered under a joint strategy. He said this alliance is also the alliance for restoring enforcement of Nizam-e-Mustafa (Peace be upon Him), presently Pakistan greatly needs to get rid of terrorism and both parties’ leaders have entered into alliance in the national interest without any personal lust and interest.
Replying to a question, Ch Parvez Elahi said every party claims to make the province a welfare state, N-League do not even know the meaning of welfare state, , we started in the Punjab for the first time in the history of the country 1122 and 14 other projects and provided the proof for making the province a welfare state, N-League cannot compete with us in services to the people that is why I keep challenging Shahbaz Sharif repeatedly that come and make a comparison of his and my tenure, we have always taken care of the poor and their children, we gave the Ring Road plan for the development of Faisalabad but N-League also closed it. In reply to another question, he said that the elections will be held on time. Ch Parvez Elahi strongly condemned planting of a bomb in the car of senior journalist Hamid Mir. Replying to questions from the media people, he said that during our tenure the assemblies had completed their tenure and now present assemblies should also complete their constitutional term which will be a good omen for democracy.
He said further that this alliance is not just of our two parties or for someone’s personal benefit, we would form grand alliance with other parties and take practical steps for progress, development and prosperity of Pakistan adding that we will give a very big surprise in future, Insha-Allah, this is only a beginning in this regard. In respond to another question, Ch Parvez Elahi said perhaps none would like to go with N-League, in politics and alliance positive attitudes, equal treatment, courage to tolerate, mutual respect are very important and misunderstandings do not arise, N-League people are going well according to their nature and Insha-Allah will remain alone. . He said till the elections coming and going will continue, there will be more jumps like this near the elections and when the dust would settle, Insha-Allah, our alliance will emerge as stronger and important than others.
Ch Parvez Elahi said that all parties should implement pleasantly and in good spirit the code of ethics of the Election Commission, for fair, transparent elections it is very essential that the Election Commission should be fully supported and its hands strengthened.
Sahibzada Fazal Karim said that that this alliance has come into existence for supremacy of Holy Quran and Sunnah for enforcement of Nizam-e-Mustafa in the Motherland and Insha-Allah we will also continue struggle together with those parties which are nearer to our cause. At the residence of Sahibzada Fazal Karim, Pakistan Muslim League delegation was accorded warm and enthusiastic reception. On the announcement of the alliance, felicitations were exchanged.
On this occasion. Minister of State Rana Tsauseef Asaf, former Federal Minister Mushtaq Cheema, former MPA Rai Rab Nawaz, former Tehsil Nazim Ali Akhtar Chaudhry, Malik Imran Hassan and other leaders of both the parties were also present on this occasion. Afterwards PML leaders accompanied Sahibzada Fazal Karim to offer “fateha” at the shrine of his father Maulana Sardar Ahmad.