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Longtime allies PTI and JI part ways

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PESHAWAR: Longtime allies Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Jamaat-e-Islami have on Thursday parted ways ahead of the 2018 general elections.

This was announced in a joint press conference by Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and Minister for Local Government Inayatullah Khan in Peshawar Thursday.

They said that the two parties had been in alliance for the last five years but were now parting ways with mutual consent.

They said during the coalition government, both the parties effectively worked for the supremacy of Islamic values, restoration of merit and eradication of corruption in the province. Pervez Khattak said due to coordinated efforts net profit of hydel electricity has been increased to twenty-seven billion rupees annually from next year.

Inayatullah Khan said Jamat-e-Islami will support provincial government in the budget. He said we are parting with a positive note for the greater cause of democracy.

Speaking on the occasion, JI leader Innayatullah said that today is a historic day as the PTI, and JI have made base of a strong tradition. He said that they will support the provincial government at every forum. – NNI