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MQM-P demands not fulfilled as govt fails to persuade its coalition ally

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

19th Jan, 2020. 12:57 pm
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The government team failed to persuade its coalition ally, Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P), after it offered the party to rejoin the Cabinet once again.

MQM-P placed four demands after the federal government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) invited its coalition partner to join the Cabinet once again.

The PTI delegation arrived at Bahadurabad at MQM headquarters under the leadership of PTI senior leader Jahangir Khan Tareen.

He was accompanied by Federal Defense Minister Pervez Khattak, MPA Firdous Shamim Naqvi, Federal Minister Asad Umar, Khurram Sher Zaman and Haleem Adil Sheikh.

MQM delegation was led by Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.

Aamir Khan, Kanwar Naveed Jameel, Faisal Subzwari, Aminul Haq, Nasreen Jalil and Muhammad Hussain were also present.

MQM placed four important demands in front of the government delegation.

The demands include setting up of a university in Hyderabad, development budget for Hyderabad.

And implementation of a package of Rs162 billion for Karachi and opening of MQM s closed offices.

During the meeting, PTI senior leader Jahangir Tareen invited MQM Pakistan to join the cabinet again.

He said that MQM’s issues are important but not all things can be resolved at once.

Pervez Khattak during the press conference said that there some misunderstandings between the allies and government will fulfill the promises made to coalition partners.

He thanked MQM for hearing their point of view and expressed hope that Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui will rejoin the cabinet.

He said that government made tough decisions because economy was deteriorating.

The effects of these steps will reveal to the public soon.

Federal Minister for Defense said that they have not made false promises and have been with MQM for a year and a half and will continue to do so.

He further added that the misunderstandings that were spreading would end, PML-Q, GDA and other allies are with the government.

He said that the next meeting will held in Islamabad to discuss issues of missing Persons, opening of offices and MQM’s reservations.

MQM leader Khalid Maqbool said that before joining the federal government, they presented their demands and gave unconditional support to the government.

He said that during the meeting, the government delegation informed about the problems of Sindh.

He added that nation betrayed through 18th amendment.

MQM Pakistan convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that their problems are more important than joining the cabinet.

Earlier, a government delegation led by Jahangir Tareen met Governor Sindh Imran Ismail in which different issues were discussed in detail.

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