The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has sought the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s (MQM-P’s) support for the election of Yousaf Raza Gilani as the Senate chairperson, announced Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah on Tuesday.
He was addressing a press conference after a delegation visited the MQM-P headquarter for the purpose.
The PPP delegation was led by Nasir and included Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab and Sharjeel Inam Memon. The delegation met Faisal Subzwari, MPA Kanwar Naveed Jameel, MQM-P senior deputy convener Amir Khan, Javed Hanif, Rauf Siddiqui and Muhammad Hussain.
Later, Nasir told media persons the PPP was optimistic that it would convince the MQM-P to support Gilani for the post of the Senate chairperson.
Nasir further stated the Rabita Committee’s decision would be in the best interest of the province and its people.
He said the development of urban areas was discussed at length during the meeting.
Nasir added: “Political doors always remain open always and dialogue continues - it is the beauty of the democratic process.”
Earlier, MQM-Pakistan senior deputy convener Amir Khan told media persons that they were grateful to the PPP delegation for visiting them again.
“However, we will not make any decision immediately. The matter will be discussed in the Rabita Committee meeting and we will inform the PPP of our decision after that,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 10th, 2021.
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