PM forms committee to ‘heal MQM wounds’

ISLAMABAD: The delegation of Mutahidda Qaumi Movement on Tuesday met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad to apprise the premier of their concerns regarding the PPP-led coalition government in Sindh, ARY News reported.

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The MQM delegation included Farooq Sattar, Rasheed Gondal and Nasreen Jalil. They informed the PM that they had differences with the Pakistan People’s Party in Sindh over mega projects of Karachi. “The PPP is not giving heed to projects of Karachi, leading to sense of deprivation among the citizens,” the MQM delegation told the PM.

The prime minister assured the MQM that all projects of Karachi would be completed on priority basis.

He also formed a committee to address concerns of the MQM. The committee comprised Railways Minister Khwaja Saad Rafique, Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal and MQM’s senior leader Farooq Sattar.

PM Sharif said difference of opinion was the beauty of democracy. He maintained that dialogues should be pursued to resolve the differences.

It is learnt that MQM also informed the PM of their stand on formation of new provinces. The premier stressed that democratic institutions should be respected for improvement of the governance system.

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PM forms committee to ‘heal MQM wounds’

by Azhar Khan