Monday, February 6, 2023

MQM demands one more ministry to rejoin federal cabinet

MQM demands one more ministry to rejoin federal cabinet
KARACHI (92 News) – The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has linked their return to the federal cabinet to one more ministry given to the party. According to sources, the MQM has demanded that Aminul Haq should also be made a minister along with Khalid Siddiqui. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEkfoGP_9IM&feature=emb_title Sources said that the government had assured to give development funds for Karachi and a ministry. “We only want resolution of the Karachi problems. We have not demanded a ministry,” he said. On January 18, a government delegation had called on MQM leaders at Bahadurabad and assured them of meeting their demands. The delegation led by Jahangir Tareen was comprised of Pervaiz Khattak and Asad Umar. MQM leaders Aminul Haq and Muhammad Hussain received them. Jahangir Tareen offered Khalid Maqbool to rejoin the cabinet. In reply, Khalid Maqbool said that joining the cabinet is not a big issue. “Our problems are important. We have always served the country and will continue to serve the country. There is no need for a ministry,” he said. During the meeting, both sides had agreed to hold a meeting in Islamabad. Talking to the media after the meeting, Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak had stated that the MQM had left the cabinet, not the government. “The MQM is an ally of the government and will remain the ally,” he said. He said that stern decisions will have to be made to set aright the matters. MQM convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that there was a good development in today’s meeting. “We will continue to support the government as per promise. Roadmap for our demands has been decided,” he said. Jahangir Tareen said that the federal government had given a huge quantity of wheat two months ago. “We will make the import of wheat duty-free,” he said.