PTI holds press talk after Bilawal invites MQM (P) to join hands with PPP

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

01st Jan, 2020. 04:32 pm
Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf

Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf representatives including Asad Umar and Governor Sindh Imran Ismail held an important press conference today in Karachi.

Addressing conference, Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reforms Asad Umar said there shouldn’t be  politics on improvement of citizens’ lives.

He said  Centre is willing to work with the Sindh government for the betterment of the province’s people.

“No doubt we have extreme differences with the Sindh government,” he said, adding that “the Centre will not let these differences come into play when working with the Sindh government to improve citizens’ lives” said Umar

Umar said two months ago, Prime Minister Imran Khan had decided to appoint him as the focal person for the implementation of the Centre’s projects in Sindh. He said the consensus after today’s meeting was that progress [on the projects] had improved but difficulties that needed to be overcome persisted.

In response to a question regarding whether today’s meeting held to appease the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) after PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari offered them a partnership in the Sindh government in exchange for quitting the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf-led coalition government, Umar said today’s meeting had been decided prior to Bilawal’s announcement.

“I don’t want to say much about that, he has a right to do politics.”

“Given the difficulty that PPP is in today and the way in which their roots with the people have been weakened, they will make some efforts,” he said.

Inaugurating four development projects in Karachi on Monday, Bilawal had offered MQM an “equal number of ministries in Sindh” if they helped in toppling the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf-led government in the Centre.

The MQM-P did not outright reject the move but described it as a “non-serious attempt”.

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