LAHORE/ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) yesterday ruled out becoming part of any ‘electorate’ alliance in the upcoming local government polls in Punjab.

“PTI won’t make political alliance for LG elections. However, the district organisations are allowed to make seat adjustment with other parties according to their needs,” party’s Punjab organiser Chaudhry Sarwar said at a ceremony in Lahore.

Similarly, the PTI central leadership rejected the possibility of alliance.

“No PTI alliance with other parties for LB elections. Only seat adjustment at local level will be permitted wherever necessary," PTI Information Secretary Naeemul Haq posted on Twitter. His tweet was followed by a separate statement rejecting any kind of such an alliance.

"The PTI has not decided to form any electorate alliance with any political party in LG polls. However, the party leadership at local level would be allowed for seat adjustment wherever necessary," he said

Haq also requested the chief justice of Pakistan for early disposal of appeals of PML-N candidates pending before the Supreme Court against the decision of election tribunals. He took a swipe at Ayaz Sadiq for, what he called, taking refuge by the SC.

"PM Nawaz Sharif should send his ministers to the court of masses," he said.

In Lahore, Sarwar said PTI would defeat all political parties in the local bodies and general elections. He also announced launching a political development training programme for 10,000 PTI workers to ‘check and stop rigging by PML-N in local bodies’ elections. He said the PTI was the largest political and people-oriented party.

He alleged the PML-N was utilising national exchequer as its personal property. He also expressed his grave concern over Election Commission of Pakistan’s attitude of not taking notice of the misuse of public exchequer by the ruling party for its candidates in local bodies’ elections.

He said the ECP would be equally responsible for the rigging.

“The PML-N should wait. It will know about party’s popularity in the next local bodies’ elections,” he said.

Meanwhile, Central Organizer PTI Jehangir Tareen has written a letter to Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice (Retd) Sardar Raza Khan and had showed his concerns over the decision of ECP for not extending term of election tribunals hearing election complaints of NA-118 and NA-128. "The timely justice would affect by not extending the term of election tribunals," he said, adding the hearing of election complaints was in its final stage and all the evidence had been examined.

In Punjab, PTI notified the extended 83-member advisory council. PTI national organiser Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Punjab organiser Ch Sarwar, opposition leader in Punjab Assembly Mian Mahmood-ur-Rasheed, Lahore organiser and MNA Shafqat Mahmood, MNAs Shirin Mazari, Amjad Ali Khan, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Malik Amir Dogar, Rai Hasan Nawaz, Munazza Hasan, party’s Punjab deputy organisers Sibtain Khan and Umer Sarfraz Cheema, MPAs Siddique Khan, Malik Taimoor Masood, Ijaz Khan Jazi, Murad Rass,Saadia Sohail, Mian Aslam Iqbal, Ahmad Ali Dareshak and other MPAs as well as party office-bearers are the member of the council.