Sindh Assembly speaker offers to mediate PPP-MQM crisis

Published: October 21, 2014
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Express News screengrab of Speaker of the Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani.

Express News screengrab of Speaker of the Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani.

KARACHI: Speaker of the Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani on Tuesday offered to play a neutral role in the current feud between the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and the Pakistan Peoples Party.

“I have offered to bridge the gap. I will be a neutral party in this conflict for the benefit of the province,” Durrani said while speaking to the media shortly before the start of the Sindh Assembly session.

“If they tell me to intervene as a third party, I will.”

“Yesterday, representatives of the MQM came to meet me to seek seats on the opposition benches. I have not been able to look into this and will make a decision about this according to the rules,” Durrani said.

“Hopefully, it will not come to that,” he said.

Further he expressed his disappointment at the MQM walking out of yesterday’s session.

Durrani also addressed the passing of the local government bill, “It was passed under the direction of the Supreme Court. And MQM should have come back and participated in the session if it was such an important bill.”

“Benazir Bhutto used to say when there is a misunderstanding, both parties should sit together and attempt to resolve their issues,” he said.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Watchman
    Oct 21, 2014 - 10:58AM

    Mr. Agha please do not worry MQM can not stay away from power. They will be back.

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  • Aiman Kay
    Oct 21, 2014 - 12:52PM

    PPP is worried about losing the opposition leader seat

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  • Oct 21, 2014 - 2:39PM

    MQM please show some character this time around.

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  • Pakistani
    Oct 21, 2014 - 2:45PM

    My Question for all leaders in Pakistan.

    when Pakistan will stable ???

    is there any life security for normal citizen???

    Law is only for POOR people ????

    I would suggest to focus on few thing that is :1. Law and order same for all, 2. education 3.To support every poor people i repeat every poor people through Government.

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  • oBSERVER
    Oct 21, 2014 - 3:30PM

    Agha must have taken more than his limit hence this offer.Anyone accepting from MQM should be in similar state.

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  • zaman
    Oct 21, 2014 - 4:23PM

    In a defunct system dominoes may fall, people will do any thing to prevent a change of status quo, and come out of their comfort zone to protect it,

    Alas however there is no, I repeat a comfort zone or an oasis for the poor man (and woman)

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