The PPP’s offer to the MQM to cooperate with it to topple the ruling government has received backlash from the PTI leadership.
PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday had guaranteed the MQM that it give 100% support if the party agrees to cooperate with the Sindh government.
We will give you the seats you have been given in the centre, he had said.
However, on the same day, the MQM rejected the offer. “We formed an alliance with the federal government in the interest of Karachi, not for ministries,” an MQM-P spokesperson said in a statement.
Senior PTI leader Jahangir Tareen said it was not the first time that MQM got such a bid on Tuesday.
“A PPP-MQM coalition is unlikely now,” he said. He added that the offer was rejected by the MQM because their past experiences with the PPP were not pleasant.
“Karachi has never been granted anything by the Sindh government,” Tareen said. He said that in next year’s budget for the city, the federal government is allocating a development package.
Another leader of the PTI, Haleem Adil Sheikh, believed the PPP would not get the support of the MQM.
“The PPP has dealt with the old MQM in several ways. The current MQM includes fine individuals,” said Sheikh while speaking to media. He added that Bilawal’s days are numbered in politics.