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PTI delegation meets MQM leaders, discusses Senate polls

KARACHI: A delegation of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led by the Minister for Planning and Development, Asad Umar on Sunday arrived at the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) offices to discuss the ongoing political situation in the country.

Speaking to the media after the meeting, Planning and Development Minister Asad Umar has said that they discussed key issues with the MQM, adding that election doesn’t only occur between two candidates but their parties also get involved in it.

We want to take our allied parties onboard. PTI is trying for Senate elections to be held transparently as we are answerable to our voters, he said.

He also said that the Sindh government is doing victimization of the political opponents.

Zulfiqar Mirza, who was an arch enemy of MQM and Altaf Hussain was also present in the meeting.

MQM leader Faisal Sabzwari said that a talk on votes regarding Senate polls was carried out with the government delegation. He said that reservations on the census results were also raised in the meeting.

He further added that the talks with the government delegation were held in a pleasant environment and the written agreements between both the parties were reviewed.

Both parties deliberated upon the strategy for the upcoming Senate elections.

Earlier, Federal Ministers Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Asad Umar and Mohammed Mian Soomro met with Sindh Governor Imran Ismail at Sindh Governor House.

According to a Governor’s House statement, they deliberated the ongoing federal government-funded projects, including Karachi Transformation Plan, and other matters. They expressed their determination to utilise all possible resources for the development of the metropolis.

Governor Sindh Imran Ismail said that the federal government’s uplift schemes will be undertaken in the province without any discrimination. The K-IV project that will address the port city’s water shortage issue would be completed soon, he added. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan is ensuring steps for the development of the metropolis.

Asad Umar said the government is spending more on the development of the city than it is responsible to do.

Raja Furqan Ahmed

Raja Furqan Ahmed is the News Editor of The Pakistan Daily.

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