I see no chance of formation of Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI) type political alliance in Pakistan as being feared in some quarters, said Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, in a statement issued from here.
He maintained that such political alliance was mismatch in the wake of divergence of views on politics among Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadari, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf and Jamat-e-Isalmi.
He said that Tahir-Ul-Qadri wanted the rapping up the present entire political system altogether along with reduction in the role of Chief Executive, massive changes in the electoral system and the restructuring of the Election Commission of Pakistan.
He said that the reforms in the Election Commission of Pakistan were necessary to ensure fair, free and impartial elections in absolute terms so that no one could question the credibility of the elections held.
He recalled that the PPP also raised reservations on the credibility of the elections results but accepted them purely for the sake of the continuity of the political process in the country.
He maintained that Jamat-e-Islami had its own political agenda which did not though run parallel to the constitution but it believed in doing politics within the parameters of democratic values because of their being close to its political philosophy.
In view of the above, Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo said that the prospects of the formation of (IJI) in the future were almost non- existent despite the excitement of some political quarters.
While expressing his views on the demand of Pakistan Tehrik-i- Insaf, Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo said that the Election Commission should expedite the verification of thumb impression in the four constituencies of Lahore identified by PTI.
He maintained that he failed to understand the impediment in the way of Election Commission in carrying out the verification of the four constituencies of Lahore. It was absolutely important that the issue is resolved sooner the better, he observed.
He reiterated that the verification of thumb impression was of fundamental importance because the credibility of the whole electoral process was at stake.
In case the verification gives credence to the rigging allegations of the PTI and other parties including the PPP, the moral and the legal authority of the present government will erode and the country’s political landscape will be bracing a new crisis for which the ruling party will be held responsible, he observed.