MQM-P no more part of govt


No-confidence motion
Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui says development is “historic” and a ‘test for the political leadership of the country’
Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) in press conference along with leaders of Joint Opposition on Wednesday, announced to end their coalition with the ruling PTI, ahead of crucial no-confidence motion on Wednesday.
“We have gathered here on historic moment, more than congratulations, this was a test which the national leadership has passed,” MQM-P convener added.
He further added that MQM-P has joined opposition to prioritize the national interest over individual interest.
“We have joined you (The Opposition) on this journey with some expectations, we have no individual or party benefits for future in our mind. Every clause of our agreement is for the common peoples of Pakistan and especially for those areas whom we have been representing for the last 35 years, the areas for which we believe immediate steps are needed.” MQM-P leader opined.
Opposition Leader Shahbaz Sharif mark this day as an important day in the history of Pakistan and said that joint opposition just like a national jirga of the opposition which has come together and made efforts for national unity.
He expressed gratitude to MQM-P and said “I want to thank MQM-P and its workers who kept the wishes of the 220 million people of Pakistan [at heart] and made this decision.
I am especially thankful to Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal that through this whole process of negotiations, they kept the history aside. They have initiated this journey of Pakistan’s prosperity and Karachi’s happiness”, he said. PML-N leader also said that the agreement that took place will be implemented with spirit.
Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto also thanked MQM-P and described the decision historic.
Bilawal said “I want to repeat that PPP and MQM-P’s working relationship is not related to the no-confidence motion. PPP and MQM-P have to work together under any condition, if we want to work for Karachi and Pakistan’s prosperity,”
He also added “Imran Khan has now lost his majority. He is not the prime minister anymore. The parliament session is tomorrow. Let’s hold voting tomorrow and settle this matter. We can then start working on transparent elections and the journey towards restoration of democracy and an end to economic crisis can then begin.”
While welcoming the decision, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Chief Fazalur Rehman termed decision as an expression of unity for not only Karachi or Sindh but also in the interest of Pakistan.
He said after the decision of MQM-P our strength in National Assembly is 176 while we need only 172 to ouster the government.