Sunni Ittehad not allotted reserved seats in Punjab & Sindh Assemblies so far

Lahore: Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC), a political ally of PTI, has yet to receive reserved seats in the Punjab and Sindh Assemblies, as reported from Islamabad. The Punjab Assembly has a total of 74 reserved seats, including 66 for women and 8 for minorities.

While notifications have been issued for 42 women’s seats, 24 remain pending. Additionally, notifications for 35 women members from Muslim League-N, 2 from Pakistan People’s Party, and 2 from Pakistan Muslim League have been released, along with 1 member from Istehkam-i-Pakistan Party. Moreover, notifications for 5 minority members from Muslim League-N have also been issued.

The Election Commission of Pakistan has announced the reserved seats for women and minority members in the Punjab Assembly. In the Sindh Assembly, the People’s Party has been granted 20 reserved seats for women, MQM has 6, GDA has 1, and 6 seats for minorities have also been notified.

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Reports suggest that the Election Commission of Pakistan will make a decision on Friday regarding the allocation of reserved seats to the Sunni Ittehad Council. Previously, PTI submitted affiliation certificates of independent members aligned with SIC to the ECP. These certificates cover 86 independent members for the National Assembly, 105 for the Punjab Assembly, 85 for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, and 9 for the Sindh Assembly, bolstering SIC’s representation in various legislative bodies.

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PTI, MWM, and Sunni Ittehad Council announces alliance

PTI MWM and Sunni Ittehad Council

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) announced an alliance with Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) and the Sunni Ittehad Council on Monday.

The announcement was made by PTI leader Barrister Gohar in a joint press conference with MWM chief Allama Raja Nasir Abbas, Sunni Ittehad Council’s head Sahibzada Hamid Raza, and Omar Ayub Khan.

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PTI-Backed Independents to Join Sunni Ittehad Council

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Sunni Ittehad Council have formed a parliamentary alliance in the provinces of Punjab and Sindh, marking a strategic political collaboration between the two parties.

Sources reveal that detailed negotiations have been concluded, solidifying the terms of the alliance in the provincial assemblies of Punjab and Sindh. As part of this alliance, PTI-backed independent members in these provinces are poised to join the ranks of the Sunni Ittehad Council, further strengthening the coalition’s representation.

The forthcoming alliance has generated anticipation among political circles, with talks also underway for potential collaboration at the federal level between the two parties. PTI-backed independent members are scheduled to formalize their affiliation by submitting affidavits on Monday, cementing their allegiance to the Sunni Ittehad Council.

A pivotal meeting is scheduled for Sunday, where PTI leader Barrister Gohar Ali Khan and Sunni Ittehad Council leader Sahibzada Hamid Raza will convene to finalize the terms of the parliamentary alliance. This collaborative effort is expected to foster greater cooperation and synergy in legislative matters, contributing to the advancement of shared objectives.

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While exploring various alliance possibilities, reports suggest that the PTI core committee has decided against forging alliances with other political entities, including the Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, and the Pakistan People’s Party.

The emergence of this alliance underscores the PTI’s proactive approach in building strategic partnerships to advance its agenda and promote effective governance. With the mutual commitment of both parties, the alliance holds promise for enhanced representation and effective policymaking in the respective provincial assemblies.

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