MQM-P announces rejoining federal cabinet as deadlock ends

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KARACHI, Mar 22 (DNA): Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) has
announced to rejoin federal cabinet after holding a meeting with Sindh
Governor Imran Ismail.

Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui announced in a press conference that MQM-P
leadership has decided to become part of the federal government and
retain alliance with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government.

The convenor said both political parties have to make decisions on ‘many
matters’ and major progress was seen in the fulfilment of the demands
raised by MQM-P leadership. “MQM-P is now satisfied over the progress
made on demands tabled before the federal government. A meeting was also
held with Asad Umar who had arrived in Karachi yesterday,” he said.

“We have decided to become part of the cabinet. Our leadership thinks it
is better to rejoin the federal cabinet. The alliance of MQM-P and PTI
should be kept remembered.

The development came after a meeting with Sindh Governor Imran Ismail
and MQM-P leadership held at MQM-P’s headquarters in Karachi’s
Bahadurabad today.

Governor Ismail in his statement to media said that the federal
government has allocated Rs7 billion development budget and Rs1 billion
will be handed over to Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar for the metropolis.

He urged that Karachi mayor should be given powers to serve the
citizens.

Answering a question regarding lockdown in Sindh due to coronavirus, the
governor said a detailed discussion was held today and all political
parties are on the same page for the lockdown. He added that the nation
will fight the war against coronavirus with unity and Allah Almighty
will give victory. DNA

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