PTI, MWM ink agreement on political cooperation

Former ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Majlis Wahdat-ul-Muslimeen (MWM) have reached a detailed agreement on political cooperation.

An MWM delegation led by Allama Raja Nasir Abbas held a meeting with PTI chief Imran Khan on Monday. The meeting was also attended by former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Shireen Mazari and others.

They discussed the current political situation and matters related to mutual interests. A detailed discussion was held on political cooperation between both political parties.

A formal agreement for political cooperation was reached between PTI and MWM which was signed by the parties’ heads, Imran Khan and Allama Raja Nasir Abbasi.

Both political parties made a consensus on not allowing any country to establish military bases on Pakistani soil and agreed on standing firmly on the narrative of an independent foreign policy. Both parties will make efforts for resolving disputes between Muslim countries through dialogues and refrain from being parties in conflicts between Muslim states.

PTI and MWM have also vowed to ensure unity, security and stability of Pakistan besides struggling for protecting the ideological boundaries of the country. They agreed on joint efforts for political, economic and defence sovereignty of the country.

There will be no deviation from the national stance on Kashmir and Palestine, the agreement stated.

It stated that Pakistan wants ties with all countries on the basis of equality, and its foreign policy will prioritise stopping any foreign interference in the internal affairs.

Qureshi confirmed that his political party and MWM signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for political cooperation. He said that PTI is getting popularity in religious circles, and a few days ago, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) Sherani group had also signed a political agreement.

He added that a delegation comprising renowned clerics of Jamaat Ahl-e-Sunnat had expressed confidence in the PTI and shown willingness to continue the struggle for Pakistan’s sovereignty, independence and an independent foreign policy.