Centre to continue addressing Karachi’s issues, Vawda assures Khalid Maqbool
KARACHI: Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda has said the federal government would continue to extend its cooperation for addressing the issues of Karachi.
Faisal Vawda said this in a telephone call to Muttahida Qaumi Movement-P (MQM-Pakistan) Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui to discuss the current political situation and console him on his reservations.
He said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government would not leave any coalition partner and the time had come that PTI and MQM-P should jointly implement the projects for development of Karachi.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has said all genuine reservations raised by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan would be addressed soon.
Talking to a local news channel, he said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) would find solution of MQM-P problems and expressed hope that the government and its partners would go together for betterment of people of the areas.
He said this after MQM-P leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui resigned from the ministry of information technology.
“We will resolve the issues through negotiations. It is not a big deal,” he said clarifying that the MQM-P leader did not dissociate with the government rather he gave his resignation from the ministry in protest to accept some of his party’s demands few of which, he said, were genuine.
According to reports, the Karachi-based party does not consider Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem as its representative in the centre. Therefore, they want more of their representation in the federal government and have suggested inclusion of their two more members in the cabinet. The recent development took place after Pakistan Peoples Party Chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari offered the MQM-P to leave the centre and join hands with his party in the opposition.