Wednesday, October 5, 2022

PPP and MQM-P reach ‘agreement’ in a no-trust move

The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi-Pakistan Movement (MQM-P) agreed on provincial-level issues at a meeting held to discuss the political situation arising from the motion of no confidence tabled against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

According to sources familiar with the incident, an MQM-P delegation arrived at Zardari House in Islamabad on Thursday to meet with the leadership of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) to discuss the no-trust motion and other political issues.

The group from the MQM-P, led by convener Khalid Maqbool and including Aamir Khan, Waseem Akhtar, Aminul Haque, and others, met with Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).

Speaking with PPP leadership were Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Minister for Information Saeed Ghani, Minister for Local Administration Nasir Shah, and other officials from the provincial government.

According to sources, both parties have reached an agreement on provincial-level issues and have announced the formation of committees to oversee the execution of significant decisions reached during the conference.

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According to insiders, the committee is made up of six members from both parties – the MQM-P and the PPP.

Murtaza Wahab, the administrator of Karachi, Saeed Ghani, the information minister, and Jam Khan Shoro, the irrigation minister, are among the members of the committee who will represent the PPP.

Kanwar Naveed Jameel, Javed Hanif, and Khawaja Izharul Hasan are among the MQM-P’s founding members. A methodology for implementation on points will be developed by the committee after consultation, according to the statement.

According to reliable sources, the PML-N and the JUI-F played a critical role in bringing the two hostile parties to the negotiating table.

In an earlier agreement, both parties promised to establish a long-term working relationship for the “broader benefit of the country.”

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