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MQM demands reopening of its offices as a condition to rejoin cabinet

18 January, 2020 18:19

MQM demands reopening of its offices as a condition to rejoin cabinet. They put forth 4 demands when Jahangir Tareen-led PTI delegation requested Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui to rejoin PTI-led coalition government.

Tareen-led PTI team visited MQM Bahadurabad office and held talks.

MQM demands reopening of its offices

However, MQM-Pakistan leaders demanded reopening of its offices and implementation of Karachi package.

They further demanded establishment of a university in Hyderabad besides development package for Hyderabad.

Meanwhile, the leaders of the two parties also spoken to the media.

Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail and Opposition Leader Sindh Assembly Firdous Shamim Naqvi accompanied Tareen.

Siddiqui said that they had already told the PTI of the issues. At that time, PTI assured MQM of resolving those issues.

Tareen said they acknowledged importance of those issues but he hastened to add that everything cannot be corrected overnight.

Pervez Khattak told MQM leaders that specially Prime Minister Imran Khan dispatched them.

He said that they had come to help resolve the grievances.

Khalid Maqbool said that Karachi has fallen victim to economic terrorism for more than a decade.

He said that Karachiites were deceived in the name of 18th Constitutional Amendment.

Tareen also met Governor Imran Ismail

Meanwhile, Jahangir Tareen also called on Imran Ismail at Governor House.

Both leaders discussed development schemes which federal goverment had planned for Karachi and the province.

Political observers inferred MQM’s wants PTI sort of a quid pro quo for Khalid Maqbool’s return to federal cabinet.

Amir Khan of MQM also accompanied Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.

Siddiqui had resigned as Federal Minister lamenting unresolved problems of electorates.

Mustafa Kamal accuses Amir Khan

However, Mustafa Kamal of PSP also has hurled accusations on intra-MQM differences.  He accused Amir Khan of forcing Khalid Maqbool to resign as Federal Minister.

Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman Syed Mustafa Kamal made these comments about rival leaders of MQM yesterday.

He was talking to the media on appearance in an accountability court in Karachi.

He claimed that Amir Khan is seeking to get a ministry for Aminul Haq through this move.
The PSP leader urged Kunwar Naveed and MQM’s workers to support Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.
He slammed Amir Khan for doing politics with Khalid Maqbool. Furthermore, he suggested Dr Khalid Maqbool as Mr clean because not involved in bloodshed.



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