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No progress on agreements: MQM-P mulls quitting coalition government

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MQM-P Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui addresses a press conference. Photo: Twitter/ @MQMPKOfficial
MQM-P Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui addresses a press conference. Photo: Twitter/ @MQMPKOfficial

  • In March, MQM-P and PPP signed "Charter of Rights for people of Sindh".
  • Later In August, MQM urged PM to play his role for implementation of agreements.
  • Recently, both parties held a meeting but no progress was made on implementation of agreements with PPP.

KARACHI: Following no progress on agreements with PPP, Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) has started mulling to part ways with the coalition government including other options, Geo News reported Saturday.

In August, MQM had also expressed concerns over the prolonged delay in the implementation of the agreement made with the MQM-P and urged Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to play his role in this critical situation.

According to the party’s spokesperson, Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has directed all senators, ministers and MNAs to reach Karachi on an urgent basis.

Sources told Geo News that MQM-P and PPP leadership had agreed on amendments to the local body’s bill during a meeting held two days before. In addition, a review meeting was held yesterday between the parties regarding the agreement but no further progress was made.

Amid delay in the implementation of the agreement, MQM-P has expressed concerns over "zero progress", said the sources.

PPP, MQM-P sign agreement 

In March after parting ways with the then PTI government, MQM-P and PPP signed the "Charter of Rights for the people of Sindh" to develop a "long-term partnership" in various domains.

The two parties have signed the agreement to develop a "long-term partnership to ensure harmony amongst people; to promote social justice, and to secure the economic well-being of the people of Sindh, especially of those who are left behind for various reasons".

According to the text of the signed document, the Supreme Court's verdict regarding the local government shall be implemented in letter and spirit within one month with the mutual agreement of PPP and MQM-P.