Genuine reservations of MQM-P to be addressed, says Imran Ismail
KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has said all genuine reservations raised by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) 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.
The governor said opposition should not be excited on the situation, because the MQM-P would remain part of the government.
He said the government would complete ongoing work on five mega developmental projects in the province.
“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.
Taking a jibe at his former colleague, Farooq Sattar said he believed that Khalid Maqbool should resign from the party too. He said neither the MQM-P nor the federal government had solutions to the problems of the masses.