KARACHI/LONDON: The way has been paved for the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) to re-join the Sindh’s coalition government, as the two major parties of the province held parleys to iron out all kinks for the purpose.
The delegations of PPP and the MQM sat together at Governor House and held out assurances to each other for future smooth-sailing. PPP leader Senator Rehman A. Malik appearing from the meeting, announced that issues have been settled between the two parties.
“In politics, we have reconciliation, not wedlock,” Malik while sparring lightly with the media persons, remarked announcing that the two parties will jointly contest the Senate elections.
According to the negotiated formula, seven Senate seats will be bagged by the PPP and the MQM will take the four out of 11 Sindh seats, he remarked adding the power-sharing formula has been worked out for Sindh’s coalition government.
Malik was of the view that it is highly vital for the two parties to work in concert for the betterment of the country and the province.
Earlier, MQM Chief Altaf Hussain called up Malik and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah as the delegations of the two parties were engaged in a meeting at Governor House.
Altaf Hussain was of the view that it is incumbent upon the two parties to foster harmony and reconciliation in the province marked with discord frequently stoked among the people here.
Paving the way for the rapprochement with the former ally in Sindh government in the run up to the Senate elections, the Muttahida chief also observed emphatically, “The two parties will strive to solve the manifold issues faced by people.”