Peshawar/Islamabad  - With 34 seats in hand, the PTI is all set to form the government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, for which the modalities with political parties are almost final and their leaders are just giving final touches to the power-sharing mechanism.

Sources told TheNation that PTI would be forming the government in alliance with the Jamaat-I-Islami and Quami Watan Party, both having seven MPs each in the KPK Assembly and the trio could easily manage to woo another few independents in their fold to cross the threshold of simple majority.

Sources informed that though JUI-F chief Moulana Fazlur Rehman was also attempting to manipulate but his chances of achieving the target were depleting after the clear announcement of JI Ameer Moulana Munawar Hassan that the JI would not become part of any move to steal the mandate of any political party.

The JI sources also confirmed that they would be joining PTI in forming government in KPK along with QWP and a few independents.

Under the 18th Constitutional Amendment the independent MPs have to join some political party within three days of the notification of their victory by the ECP, otherwise they would stay independent and could not join any party at later stage. The inclination of independents would be toward the party going to form the government.

According to the Constitution, the president in the centre and governors in provinces are bound to invite the single largest party of the house (may or may not have simple majority) to form the government.

Sources in Peshawar says that the residence of Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao remained the hub of political activities for past couple of days and besides JUI-F central leader Akram Khan Durrani, the provincial leaders of PTI and JI also visited him to seek his support for formation of the government in the province.

Sources further informed that PTI chief Imran Khan also had telephonic conversation with Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao and sought his support.

Though Quami Watan Party's central leadership would be meeting on Tuesday to make some final decision, sources in the PTI confirmed that the matter with QWP and JI were finalised and they would going to form coalition government.

The three parties collectively have a tally of 48 in the house of 99 and would be requiring another few independents to have simple majority. In the presence of 13 independent MPs in the house, it would be quite easy for them to form the government.

The JUI-F is the second largest party in the provincial assembly with 16 members. It needs the support of another 34 members to show simple majority and form the government. The number game can be won by getting the support of the 12 members of PML-N, seven members each of the JI and QWP and at least eight independents.

Former KPK chief minister Akram Khan Durrani is confident to get the required numbers and form a 'strong government' in the province. Tasked by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, Akram Khan Durrani arrived in the provincial capital on Sunday night and called on Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao. The JUI-F and QWP did seat to seat adjustment in a number of districts during the elections and Durrani was quiet optimistic about the outcome of his efforts.

Durrani said that he had also talked on phone with JI's Sirajul Haq, PML-N's provincial president Pir Sabir Shah and QWP's Sikandar Sherpao, adding that he had also been in contact with the independents. “All the parties should sit together and solve the problems faced by the people of this province.” He said that the province could not afford a rival government with the centre.  He said that the PTI had no roots in the province and tribal areas. “They won't be able to overcome the law and order and other pressing problems in the province.”

Separately, JI chief Syed Munawar Hasan has announced support for the PTI for formation of government in KPK. According to JI sources, Syed Munawar Hassan believes that PTI has constitutional and moral right to form their provincial government in KPK as it is the largest party in the province.

Monitoring adds: PTI has nominated Pervez Khattak as chief minister for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, according to a report.

PTI chairman Imran Khan nominated Khattak for the position.