Wasan foresees MQM joining Sindh govt soon, MQM also responds positively

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and Sindh Minister for Prisons, Manzoor Hussain Wasan on Friday said that Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) will be part of PPP-led government within four to five days.

Talking to media outside Sindh Assembly, Wasan said that the nation would receive good news soon as the talks between the two parties went positively in Dubai. “I had earlier told media that I had seen a dream that MQM and PPP will jointly play their role in strengthening democracy and bringing peace to Karachi,” he said.

The minister said that it was in the interest of province if two major stakeholders jointly work for the progress of Sindh. “I am hopeful that if PPP and MQM work together it will be easier to run the province swiftly and bring peace in it,” he said.

However, Minister for Local Bodies and Information, Sharjeel Inam Memon, said that the doors of PPP were open for MQM to join Sindh government and the PPP was ready to accommodate them in the government.

On a query over recent meetings of MQM leader Nadeem Nusrat and Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad with PPP Patron-in-Chief Asif Ali Zardari in Dubai, Memon said that there is democracy in the country and the parties either in government or opposition meet each other to understand their point of view on the issues.

He said that democratic system would continue in the province as all parties have supported it as the only way for the prosperity of the country.

Meanwhile, when contacted MQM spokesman Aminul Haq confirmed that his party was mulling over to join PPP in Sindh government but refused to give any timeframe as to when this decision would be taken.

“We are considering this option seriously and we had held meetings with PPP leadership to devise a mechanism for this decision,” he said.

He said that there were two steps before a party considers joining a party in the government. “Firstly there are some confidences building measures that could set aside confusions between the parties and then came strong working relationship,” he said.

He said that they had crossed these two steps and now a decision to join the Sindh government is in the queue.

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