After BAP, MQM-P decided to attend dinner hosted by PM Imran Khan
June 28, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – After Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-P (MQM-P) delegation also decided to attend the dinner hosted by Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan. The prime minister will meet delegations of MQM-P and BAP ahead of a reception for coalition parties. A delegation of MQM-P led by its Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui would call upon the prime minister at the PM House. The MQM-P would express its gratitude to the prime minister for allocating funds for Karachi, Hyderabad, and Mirpurkhas in the federal budget. They will also convey their recommendations on the Hyderabad university project, Green Line bus project, K-IV bulk water supply, and other projects to the prime minister. The MQM-P will also raise the issue of a recent hike in electricity and gas bills along with unannounced load shedding and governance-related matters with PM Imran Khan. A delegation of the BAP comprising of Zubaida Jalal, Mir Khalid Magsi, Sardar Israr Tareen, and others would meet the prime minister. The delegation would discuss matters relating to the passage of federal budget and issues faced by the Balochistan province. They would later participate in the reception held by the premier in the honour of his coalition partners in the federal government. Meanwhile, three coalition partners in the federal government have refused to attend the reception hosted by the premier before the passage of federal budget 2020-21 today. The prime minister had invited coalition partners to openly discuss issues faced by them and resolve them. However, his conciliatory politics faced a setback after three coalition partners including Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M), and Jamhoori Watan Party refused to attend the reception. On the other hand, All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) leader Sheikh Rashid Ahmed has also excused himself from attending the meeting due to weakness faced by him after recovering from COVID-19.