MQM-P delegation to meet Imran today, put forth demands

KARACHI: A delegation of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) will meet Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan to discuss a possible alliance with the latter.

Accompanied by PTI leader Imran Ismail, the delegation left Karachi for Islamabad earlier today to meet Imran at his Bani Gala residence.

Headed by party convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, the MQM-P delegation will put forth its demands in today’s meeting, senior leader PTI said.

The further stated that Amir Khan and Faisal Subzwari are also part of the MQM-P team that will assure PTI of its allegiance.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan had earlier decided to join PTI to form the federal government.
Siddiqui while speaking on media, confirmed his party’s leaning after the results of the General Election 2018.
“The Pakistan Peoples’ Party does not need anyone in Sindh. The MQM-P will sit alongside the PTI on government benches,” he had said. “We respect everyone’s mandate and want everyone to respect ours.
He said that after a ‘series of experiences’ it was unlikely to join the PPP.

Earlier in the day, the PPP had told the MQM-P that it must make a choice between joining the federal government and Sindh government.

The MQM-P clinched 16 seats in the Sindh Assembly in the July 25 general election, and has six seats in the National Assembly.
The PTI had invited the party to join it at the Centre.