Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) have started contacts to enter into an alliance for joint efforts to deal with the ruling political parties at the centre and in Punjab. According to well placed sources backdoor contacts between PTI chairman Imran Khan and JI Ameer Syed Munawar Hassan were underway to settle the terms and conditions and agenda for alliance. In this regard a meeting of the two parties was held a couple of days earlier. The meeting was attended by key leaders and heads of PTI and JI and important issues including prevailing political, economic situation of the country and international issues were discussed in detail. Sources said that the two sides agreed on preparation of terms and conditions for PTI-JI alliance. The foundation of the alliance would be based on the agenda of freedom from the US pressure, defence of national interests, eradication of corruption from the country, implementation of court decisions and reforms in election. Both the parties also agreed to hold meetings in future. When contacted, Jamat-e-Islami chief Munawar Hassan confirmed the meeting and said that corruption has engulfed Pakistan and nobody is ready to lead the country in the right direction. He said JI and PTI are in the forefront to fight corruption and if they agreed for the alliance, it would be in the larger interests of the country.