MQM gives PPP 3 days ultimatum to fulfill 'legitimate' demands

MQM decide to leave treasury benches to sit in opposition unless demands are fulfilled.

Web Desk September 24, 2012

Government coalition members Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has given the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) a three day ultimatum to fulfill their 'legitimate' demands.

In a statement released late on Monday, the MQM coordination committee said that an emergency meeting of the party members based in London and Pakistan decided that the MQM will leave the treasury benches for the opposition if the ruling PPP fails to accept their demands.

They claimed that that their proposals were for the greater good of the public at large and should be implemented.

The MQM said that the PPP has yet to come good on their previous promises, and that they were now fast running out of patience. However, they maintained that even as part of the opposition, the MQM will continue working to further democracy and stability in Pakistan.

The release though noted that the committee’s decision has been sent to party chief Altaf Hussian for review. It urged party workers to wait for a future course of action which would be revealed shortly and to prepare for sacrifices, should they be needed.

The statement however failed to specify the nature of demands.

Express News correspondent Naeem Khanzada said that some sources in both parties have revealed that the latest rift revolves around the lack of notification for implementing the local government ordinance signed earlier this month.

Khanzada said that a PPP source hinted that the notification was stalled currently due to President Asif Ali Zardari's tour of the US.


GuessWht! | 11 years ago | Reply

@Pakistan Citezen: Ofcourse you can not blame a political party for wanting to have power to run the office of Public Affairs, can you? Again, to take the power from public without their vote is ruthless leadership. Not many parties these days are genuinely for the whole country, do they? Most all parties have this or that ethnic group calling it their OWN, do you see that? If we love our ethnicity more than the nationality this will happen all the time, don't you think? By the way as an unbiased non party person I see MQM has tabled more National & Strategic bills on the assembly floor than any other party in last few years. Lets please play an All-inclusive game than an Exclusive-One in the favor of the whole country.

Pakistan Citezen | 11 years ago | Reply

@the Skunk: When they support and have fought for rights of Muhajir Then why they make dramas for system change! They are ethinic party and represntatives of a community not sindh nor pakistan. They only do politics for power grabbing not for people. Thats obvious and we have seen since 2 decades.

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