Mending ties: MQM likely to join Sindh govt, say sources

MQM had earlier decided to sit on the opposition benches.


Hafeez Tunio June 14, 2013
Two separate meetings were held at Bilawal House on Thursday. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI:


After entering a final round of negotiations, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) are expected to join Sindh government soon, according to latest reports.


Two separate meetings were held at Bilawal House on Thursday with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and former interior minister Rehman Malik briefing President Zardari about their negotiation with the MQM leadership. Earlier, in the day, the chief minister went to Governor House where he held a detailed meeting with Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan on this issue.

Sources familiar with the development told The Express Tribune that MQM, which had earlier decided to sit on the opposition benches in the Sindh Assembly would join the provincial government soon.

“The MQM is demanding five ministries, but PPP is willing to induct their three members into the provincial cabinet. More or less, Muttahida will get its old portfolios,” a senior leader of PPP said.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 14th, 2013.

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Kirmani | 8 years ago | Reply

Bhatta alone is not enough to meet the greed. Public exchequer is also needed to loot

Such Bolta Hoon | 8 years ago | Reply

Readers/ Bloggers, MQM has no where else to go.They are trying their very best to keep their Governor for which they unanimously supported PML-N and congratulated Nawaz. Sadly for them there are limited chances to get any ministries in the Fedral setup. People of Karachi must wake up before it is too late. What did you get since MQM came into power? A few developmental projects are nothing.....any government would have done it. The most important luxury for Karachi is 'peace, safety, law and order' a government in power should be able to provide that. Blaming Taliban all the time will not get us anywhere. Karachi was fine before 1987.

Questions for Karachites to explore;

Who is behind Bhattas, Bodies in bags, torture cells, snatching of hides during Eid, damage to properties, forced strikes and associated activities such as lightening of buses vandalism of shops, firing by unknown riders, targeted killings, introduction of cheating in academic institutions of Karachi, threatening of teachers, discriminatory slogans and introduction of wall chalking full of ethnic hatred etc.

All this wasn't there !!!!!!! before 1987 and has this been reduced.

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