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Khalid Maqbool resignation: Govt decides to settle MQM-P’s reservations

Khalid Maqbool resignation: Govt decides to settle MQM-P’s reservations
January 12, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – After resignation of MQM-P Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui from federal cabinet, the federal government decided to settle the MQM-P’s reservations. The sources informed that Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan had a telephonic conversation with Sindh Governor Imran Ismail. They discussed the issues alienating the Karachi-based ally of the ruling PTI. On the directions of PM Khan, a delegation of the PTI led by Asad Umar, will meet MQM-P leaders tomorrow to address their reservations. According to the sources, The prime minister has termed the demands of the MQM-P as valid, and all commitments with the allied party would be fulfilled. “The MQM-P is the best and most trusted ally of the government Karachi is the economic hub of the state and cannot be neglected” he added. “The people of Karachi had expressed their confidence into the PTI, therefore their trust would not be hurt,” Imran Khan maintained.
Sindh Governor telephones MQM-P members
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail telephoned the allied party members of the MQM-P and complained that Siddiqi should have contacted the federal government before making such a decision. The Sindh governor contacted MQM-P leaders Khawaja Izharul Hassan and Faisal Sabzwari and assured them of resolving all issues through talks. He said an agreement reached with the MQM-P in the past will be implemented. He said the MQM is an ally of the federal government which will disburse funds for Karachi’s uplift schemes.
Faisal Vawda contacts Farogh Naseem
Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda also contacted Federal Minister for Law and Justice Farogh Naseem to discuss about the current political scenario in the country. Faisal Vawda assured the law minister of resolution of all problems. Earlier, MQM-P Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has announced to leave the federal cabinet. The announcement was made in a press conference held by the party in Karachi. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that he was resigning from his post as minister for information technology. “We had supported [PTI] in forming the government. We are not taking back our cooperation,” he added. “We had promised the government that we would help in forming the government and we have fulfilled the promise. None of our promises were fulfilled,” Khalid Maqbool maintained. “It is becoming increasingly difficult for me to remain a part of the federal cabinet. My sitting in Cabinet has been raising questions,” he added.