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PTI bigwigs to meet MQM leadership after Khalid Maqbool resignation

12 January, 2020 16:01

PTI bigwigs to meet MQM leadership after Khalid Maqbool resignation as federal minister.

Ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has decided to persuade MQM by assuring to remove grievances.

MQM’s Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has said he is resigning as federal minister due to unfulfilled promises.

PTI bigwigs to meet MQM leadership

However, his announcement has activated the ruling PTI bigwigs. They met to discuss the matter.

Finally, senior PTI leadership decided to send a high-level delegation to MQM.

The three-member team comprising Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and federal ministers Asad Umar and Faisal Wavda will meet.

However, some say that Jehangir Tareen may also join the PTI team.

Fawad Chaudhry and Firdous Ashiq also commented on the development.

The former said there was not threat to the government while Awan said MQM would remain part of the government.

Dr Khaliq Maqbool Siddiqui

Siddiqui announced to quit as Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication.

Khalid Maqbool noted MQM had promised the government to help with the formation of the government.

However, he said now they held trheir end of the deal because they see no progress on any of the promises.

While addressing a press conference in Karachi, he made this announcement. 

Senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leaders accompanied him.

“It is becoming increasingly difficult for me to remain a part of the federal cabinet as questions are being raised upon my presence in the cabinet,” he explained.

Speaking about the agreement with the government, the MQM-P convener told the media that two agreements were made with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), one in Bani Gala, the other in the Bahadurabad, in the presence of Jahangir Tareen.

Siddiqui said that they [MQM-P] had supported the federal government in every difficult phase but “injustice was still being done with Sindh”.

Answering a question, he said, “We did not ask for the law ministry neither did we propose Farogh Naseem’s name. The two names that we had proposed for the ministry did not include [Farogh] Naseem’s name. The government had selected his [Farogh Naseem] name on its own.”

However, he said this has nothing to do with PPP’s offer.


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