Formation of “grand alliance” of 23 parties falls apart on second day says Musharraf

Vastavam web: In a setback to Pakistan’s former dictator Pervez Musharraf, several parties have dissociated themselves from his Awami Ittehad alliance only a day after he announced the formation of a “grand alliance” of 23 parties.Two major partners of the alliance – the Pakistan Awami Tehrik and the Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen – denied being part of the coalition headed by Musharraf, The News reported.Muhajirs are Urdu-speaking people who migrated from India during the partition.
The grand alliance named Pakistan Awami Ittehad is headed by Musharraf, while Iqbal Dar has been appointed as Secretary General.The Pakistan Awami Tehrik distanced from the alliance yesterday. Soon afterwards, Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) also denied being part of the alliance.Sunni Ittehad Council Chairman Sahibzada Hamid Raza also clarified that his party’s alliance with Awami Ittehad is not meant for the election. He said the election politics will be done from the platform of grand alliance of Ahl-e-Sunnat parties i.e. ‘Nizam-e-Mustafa Muttahida Mahaz’.Musharraf thanked the alliance for appointing him as the chairman and announced that he would return to Pakistan soon, adding that he did not want any security when he does since the country’s situation is better now.