MQM AND PPP
Both sides discussed upcoming local government elections and agreed to propose to delay the process, says source.
The fresh resolve came at a meeting between the two sides at MQM-P’s headquarter in Bahadurabad.
Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui says substantive progress was yet to be seen on the demands.
The impasse can descend into what was the norm not too long ago, when ethnic battles used to be fought regularly in Karachi.
Sindh minister claims the government has heeded all recommendations of governor in the amended local govt law.
“PPP is convinced since it can’t rule Karachi or any other city, it should deprive them of their basic rights,” says party leader.
"We have joined hands with the PPP and taken a bitter sip so that the people of Karachi get some relief," says PTI's Zaman.
Says PPP, MQM-P should work together to solve Karachi's problems despite "ideological issues" between the two parties.
Demands recall of textbook carrying "controversial content".
Says meeting on Centre's projects in Karachi finds progress has improved but difficulties still remain.
PPP chief promises Karachi-based party ministries in return for support for move to send PTI govt packing.
PPP argues most of the 9 points of MQM-P's agreement with PTI fall into ambit of Sindh govt.
Interestingly, MQM leaders lashed out at PPP for 'rigging', not PTI, which won seats in MQM strongholds.
PPP, now headed by Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, is eyeing 10 NA seats in Karachi in the absence of MQM-London.
Detailed orders are awaited.
MQM-P accuses PPP of "spreading hatred, violence" in Karachi; calls on all parties to band together to "reclaim" city.
"The PPP believes that in a democratic set-up the establishment should have no role in politics," says Bilawal
Sattar criticises police for refusing to grant permission to MQM for holding rally on October 5.
Sohail Anwar Sial says Sindh govt has asked federal govt to issue red warrants for Altaf.
PPP leaders accuse MQM of reneging on commitment to oppose Nawaz-specific amendment