LAHORE – Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Sunni Ittehad Council(SIC) have decided to enter into an electoral alliance for getting positive results in the next general elections.

SIC, an alliance comprising parties from Ahle Sunnah school of thought is already facing split but it could not stop the major faction from going for the option of signing a deal with the party considered a secular force.

Leadership of SIC and the PPP have decided to constitute a committee to finalise terms and conditions of the electoral alliance.

Federal Minister for Information Qamar-uz-Zaman Kaira, Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo and Munir Ahmed Khan called on SIC Chairman Sahibzada Fazal Karim at his residence on Sunday to formally initiate talks and discus the option of electoral alliance.

Sahibzada Fazal Karim said that the SIC Supreme Council has given him mandate to talk to other parties and take decision about electoral alliance.

He said that a party believing in Constitution could not be labelled as a secular party.

Qamar Zaman Kaira said that both the PPP and the SIC have similar views and stance on a number of issues including terrorism and sectarianism.

Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo said that all matters with the SIC would be resolved through mutual consultations.