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MQM, PPP on ‘coalition course’: Mutahidda to announce joining Sindh govt

KARACHI: In a current political development, MQM is apparently on course to mend fences with the PPP and is likely to announce its induction in the PPP-led Sindh government in three to four days, ARY News reported Sunday.

Sources told that would-be MQM ministers will take oath next week. It has been virtually 10 months that both the parties didn’t accord to form a coalition government in the province over some disputes.

Sources informed that five ministries will be given to the MQM along with two slots for advisors to the chief minister.

They said the PPP had offered MQM ministries of Local Government, Health, Youth Affairs, Health, Commerce and Industries, Public Health Engineering and Information Technology.

The MQM held its meeting yesterday (Saturday) to discuss the proposal of ministries sent to it. The following names were subsequently sent to the MQM chief Altaf Hussain for approval;  Syed Faisal Sabzwari, Dr. Sagheer Ahmed, Syed Sardar Ahmed, Muhammad Hussain, Adil Siddiqui, Abdul Haseeb and Rauf Siddiqui. While the names proposed by the MQM Rabitta Committee for advisors are Waseem Akhtar and Kanwar Naveed Jamil. Besides, Khwaja Izhar-ul-Hassan and Ashfaq Mangi are propsosed as special assistants to the CM.

Sources told that an important meeting between both the parties will be held at Governor House to finalise allocation of ministries.




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