ISLAMABAD: In order to formally announce the agreement signed at 2.30am between MQM-P at the Parliament Lodges and the joint opp a Presser was held here at 4.30pm.
MQM-P, that happens to have 7 MNAs, is in a position to contribute decisively towards the success of No-Confidence-Resolution.
ISLAMABAD: MQM-P Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui speaking on the occasion said that the agreement was not limited to the no-confidence-resolution but for the future of Pakistan and to ameliorate the lives of its people. Conspicuous among others there were JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and BNP-M chief Akhtar Mengal.
Calling it a historic moment, Conveyor MQM-P Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said this time all the parties would strive for a democracy that would be beneficial for the populace. Commenting on the agreement he said its every clause was for the populace of Pakistan particularly those who were represented by MQM-P for the last three and a half years.
Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui further said that MQM-P had prioritized the country’s interest. He maintained that they had initiated a working relationship. He said that MQM-P was the true representative of those areas which needed special attention in order to resolve the issues faced by the populace.
PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif said PM Imran Khan must resign. He hoped that the agreement would be implemented in letter and spirit.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari supported the demand of PML-N President that PM Imran Khan should resign. Taking to the Twitter he said: “With MQM announcing its support for the united opposition our victory is certain. Congratulations to the people of Pakistan. The era of selected is coming to an end. We can now, together work towards the restoration of our democracy and economic recovery. Pakistan Zindabad.”
Bilawal Bhutto noting that the incumbent PM had lost the majority in the NA, said that he had no choice but to go home. Bilawal also said that Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif would be next PM of Pakistan.
Maulana Fazl-ur-Rahman pointing towards the so-called ‘threat letter’ said that Imran Khan was not important enough for any country to get any threat from any country. Welcoming the MQM-P’s decision he said it was an expression of national unity nor only for the Metropolis, Province of Sindh but also Pakistan. Fazl also pointed out that the strength of govt allies stood at 176 whereas only 172 votes were required to topple the government.
Chairman of Balochistan National Party- Mengal (BNP-M) Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal stated that the only demand of the people of Balochistan was to ensure equally distribution of resources.
Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Khalid Magsi maintained that the next government should endeavor to protect the interest of Pakistan.
Earlier MQM-P’s Amin-ul-Haque (Minister for information technology and telecom) and Farogh Naseem had resigned as federal ministers following the MQM-P’s agreement with Opposition parting ways with the PTI-led coalition government.
Amin-ul-Haque stated that while he was a part of the government in his capacity as a minister, he was bound by his Party’s decisions as a responsible worker: “In light of my party MQM-P’s decisions, I resign as federal minister for information technology and telecommunication. I request you (the prime minister) to accept this.”
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