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Senior PPP leader, Makhdoom Amin Fahim.—File Photo
Senior PPP leader, Makhdoom Amin Fahim.—File Photo

ISLAMABAD: President of the Pakistan Peoples Party – Parliamentarians (PPPP) Makhdoom Amin Fahim said on Wednesday that his party had formally invited the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) to from a coalition government in Sindh, DawnNews reported.

The senior PPP leader said that the people of Sindh had given a heavy mandate to the PPP and MQM, adding that his party would form the provincial government in Sindh and continue the people friendly policies.

He further said that the PPP had invited the MQM to join the provincial government and that talks with regards over formation a government had been initiated.

Mahdoom Amin said that both the party would soon enter the phase of negotiating the setup of a government.

The stalwart politician said that the PPP accepted the results of the recently held historic polls despite reservations.

Meanwhile, MQM leaders when contacted said that the party’s role in provincial government would come to the forefront in a few days adding that the party leader ship would not disappoint the mandate of the people of Sindh, especially Karachi.

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nabil May 22, 2013 08:01pm

What a DRAMA? MQM became coalition partner in last PPP term and get seperated a month before PPP term ended and sat on opposition benches. Now again planning forming coalition with PPP. People of Sind must understand their drama.

Ahmad May 22, 2013 08:52pm

It is incumbent upon MQM to work with PPP and work honestly for the people of Sindh. Mahajir or sindhi divide has to end. The divide is self made. Look around and go back sixty years and you will find traces of Sindhi generosity in entire Karachi, building and operating of Sindh Madrasa, SM Law and science college, several libraries and various musafir khanas for every one. I am a mahajir and was educated in SM Science college. I can tell you that I never saw any favoritism in awarding scholarships or hiring for teaching positions. Go back to pre-partition era and you will find that Sindhi leader Mr. G. M. Syed went to Bihar and UP in 1945/46 to invite able Muslim to come to Sindh/Karachi and start industry and commerce. These are facts and no one can discredit these realities. My brothers you should think for Pakistani and poor Sindhi people. Forget the past bickering and find out " what you can do for you country and your brother " and do it. We were the best people in Pakistan, our institutes were the best in the country. Let us solve water, power, education and crime problems first and work with citizens of Sindh and get rid of extortionists and crime syndicates. Pakistan Zindabad.

Reader May 22, 2013 09:20pm

All parties should work for all Pakistanis and not sections within Pakistan. They should also refrain from comments specific section of the community.

TKhan May 23, 2013 02:26am

A Bus Station where a Bus Stops, A Train Station where a Train Stops. A PPP & MQM partnership - Progress Stops!

Syed Saulat Shere May 23, 2013 05:34am

@Ahmad: What you are saying is exactly right. Those of us who came from India and were allowed to live with the native Sindhis who took us in with open arms still feel grateful to GM Syed and Pir Elahi Bux Saheb. The Muhajir gripes started when separate quotas were established by Ayub Khan and ZAB governments for rural and non rural residents of Sind, thereby excluding majority of city dwellers from government employments. Such treatment has given rise to parties such as MQM, Who are considered as the last bastion of protection for the Muhajirs.

Akil Akhtar May 23, 2013 06:21am

@Ahmad: Our current leadership is only interested in power and that also street power. No other interest.

havi May 23, 2013 08:38am

There's no place for MQM in Karachi. How can Karachiitees can forget what went thru with families ? that's under the nose of PPP ! Karachi is a hub of national economy, heart of Pakistan- most populous city and very strategic city and gateway of Pakistan. It's proven time and again neither MQM nor PPP would be able to deliver any real and concrete other than empty promises so that recipe of coalition is nothing more than demanding blood of citizenry.

pakiboy May 23, 2013 10:02am

good .. PPP is our natural neighbors .. and we should work together to build sindh ..