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Disappointed MQM-P mulls quitting government

Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has directed all senators, ministers, and Members of the National Assembly to reach Karachi on an urgent basis.

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MQM-P is seriously considering leaving the coalition government as its demands remain ignored. Despite MQM-P’s insistence, no progress on agreement with PPP and on amendments to the local body’s bill has been made.

According to the details, MQM-P has expressed concern over ‘zero progress’ on the implementation of an agreement with PPP and amendments to the local body’s bill. Earlier, MQM-P and PPP held a meeting where PPP assured MQM-P of amendments to the local body’s bill.

Later, another meeting was held yesterday to review the progress, however, it was revealed that no further progress was made. As a result, MQM-P is mulling parting ways with the government.

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Moreover, Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has directed all senators, ministers, and Members of the National Assembly (MNAs) to reach Karachi on an urgent basis.

MQM-P left disappointed

Pertinent to mention that ahead of the controversial no-confidence against former Prime Minister Imran Khan, MQM-P had ended its alliance with his party PTI and joined the then-Opposition of PML-N and PPP, despite assuring PTI of support.

In March after parting ways with the then PTI government, MQM-P and PPP signed the “Charter of Rights for the people of Sindh” to develop a “long-term partnership” in various domains.

The two parties have signed the agreement to develop a “long-term partnership to ensure harmony amongst people; to promote social justice, and to secure the economic well-being of the people of Sindh, especially of those who are left behind for various reasons”.

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According to the text of the signed document, the Supreme Court’s verdict regarding the local government shall be implemented in letter and spirit within one month with the mutual agreement of PPP and MQM-P.

It seems that the incumbent government fell short of MQM-P’s high expectations as none of the agreements have been met.