ASWJ, major opponents in Malir now allies

With the general elections only a week away, the proscribed Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) has managed to form an influential alliance to take on its rival political parties, especially the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), in its stronghold of Malir.Under the banner of Awami Khidmat Panel (AKP), the ASWJ has reached an agreement for seat adjustments and electoral cooperation with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and a dissenting PPP leader.ASWJ chief Maulana Aurangzeb Farooqi, who is contesting for NA-238 from the Pakistan Rah-e-Haq Party, PML-N Sindh leader Javed Arsala Khan, a PS-89 candidate, former PPP Karachi president Haji Muzaffar Shajra, who is contesting as an independent for PS-91, and the PTI’s Ijaz Swati, a PS-90 candidate, will be the panel’s joint candidates and support each other in their respective constituencies.Farooqi has already withdrawn his PS-91 nomination in favour of former provincial minister Shajra. Also,…

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