Central General Secretary of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf, Parvez Khattak central leader Azam Khan Swati talking with Ameer Jamaat-i-Islami KP Professor Mohammad Ibrahim and other at Al-Markaz-e-Islami. — Photo by INP

PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) ,  Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) and Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) finalised on Wednesday a formula over the formation of government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, according to which JI and QWP would get three ministries each whereas, the PTI would hold the chief minister and speaker positions in the province.

The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) also announced that it would sit in the opposition benches of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's provincial assembly.

The General Secretary of PTI Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Shaukat Youzafzai when contacted said : “Yes QWP, JI and PTI have agreed on a power sharing formula and the government formation formula would be announced today.”

The sources in PTI confirmed that the Qaumi Wattan Party would get the slot of Deputy Speaker, one senior minister and minister while the Jamaat-i-Islami would be getting two ministers and a senior minister’s slot.

The PTI would also be announcing the names of the leader of the house shortly while the speaker’s slot would also be retained by it.

“No we have not yet finalised the names of the Chief Minister and the Deputy Speaker but yes we would be retaining both the slots,” Shaukat said.

The PTI leaders Pervaiz Khattak and the Asad Qaiser are both engaged in power struggle for the coveted slot of the KPK chief minister and a decision with regards to who would head PTI’s rather inexperienced government is still awaited.

Some sources also say that one of the coalition partners of the PTI has shown reservations on the name of Pervaiz Khattak so the PTI was mulling over the name of some other candidate, probably Asad Qaiser, which would be finalised after PTI chief Imran Khan approves the name later today.

Shaukat Yousafzai also confirmed that they have a strength of 67 members now and the modalities for the government would be announced soon.

Updated May 15, 2013 02:27pm

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