Sindh government spokesperson Barrister Murtaza Wahab said the federal government has failed to address Karachi’s concerns.
Addressing the media in Karachi on Tuesday, he said Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) should stand by its decision to withdraw a minister from the federal cabinet,
He urged the party not to “compromise for the sake of another ministry”.
“The federal government has failed to address Karachi’s concerns. I urge MQM to fight on behalf of Karachi and not compromise for the sake of another ministry.
“If we all rally and unite behind this cause, the federal government will be forced to transfer the Rs162 billion which was allocated under the development programme,” he said.
Wahab said that in his opinion, the MQM’s decision to give back a federal ministry was the result of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari’s offer to give the party ministries in Sindh in exchange for breaking its alliance with the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) in Center.