MQM no more part of Sindh coalition govt: Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui

KARACHI:  Deputy Convenor of Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s Coordination Committee, Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui on Sunday night announced his party’s decision to withdraw the cooperation offered to the Pakistan Peoples Party’s government in Sindh.

As per decision made after a long deliberation by the MQM Coordination Committee in London and in Karachi respectively the MQM members who were also the cabinet members of the coalition government in the province have ceased to be so with immediate effect, he said during a press conference held at the party’s headquarters “Nine-Zero”.

The decision was consequent to what MQM leader said as “objectionable remarks” made by PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari about MQM chief repeatedly, on previous two occasions, including his first public meeting that was also Bilawal’s launch into active political life Saturday.

Dr. Siddiqui accompanied by other senior leaders of his party including Haider Abbas Rizvi, Dr. Farooq Sattar and others, also took strong exception to a recent statement by senior PPP leader, Syed Khurshid Shah, with regard to the term “Mohajir.”

The Deputy Convenor of MQM said his party will not give-up its demand for  more administrative units and provinces in the country.

Hundreds of MQM workers present on the occasion endorsed the party decision.

Source: APP