ISLAMABAD, March 30,2022- The united opposition gave a big surprise to the government before voting on the no-confidence motion, the main coalition party MQM (Pakistan) also left the government, as the united opposition and the MQM reached an agreement, which reportedly also was signed.
The MQM has decided to support the no-confidence motion, after the ruling coalition partner MQM backed the opposition, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government has lost majority in the National Assembly, leaving the government at number 164 in the National Assembly. The united opposition reached 177.
Opposition leaders arrived at Parliament Lodges last night and met with MQM leaders.
According to opposition sources, MQM will support the opposition in the no-confidence motion. Maulana Fazlur Rehman has also confirmed that the opposition has reached an agreement with the MQM, which will be formally announced today.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto has said that an agreement has been reached between the united opposition and MQM. The MQM Coordinating Committee and the PPP Central Executive Committee will ratify the agreement.
Late last night, ruling party leaders Pervez Khattak and Shah Mehmood Qureshi also telephoned the MQM leadership.
Media reports said that a number of issues were settled between the MQM and the opposition on Tuesday night. Earlier, the MQM’s meeting with the ruling party delegation on Tuesday night ended in 12 minutes.
On the other hand, the agreement between Muttahida Opposition and Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM) has been finalized.
Earlier, opposition leaders had expressed their full support for the written agreement reached at the Parliament Lodges in Islamabad and said that the agreement with the MQM would be fully implemented.
According to sources, the MQM has been assured that the amendment in the Sindh local body laws will be withdrawn and an MQM administrator will be appointed in Karachi and Hyderabad by Friday before the no-confidence vote. A dozen MQM offices will be opened in Hyderabad.
While the government will also withdraw the false political cases against MQM workers in two to three days with the formation of the new government.
While the government will also withdraw the false political cases against MQM workers in two to three days with the formation of the new government. Earlier, no-confidence talks between MQM Pakistan and the government failed. After talks with the government delegation, the opposition delegation met the MQM leadership in Islamabad on Tuesday night, after which the drafting of a written agreement between the two at the provincial and federal levels was finalized. Fazlur Rehman, Shehbaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari will sign as guarantors.
Bilawal Bhutto will also be present on the occasion.
Bilawal Bhutto will also be present on the occasion. The opposition has assured the MQM that their three main demands for return of false cases, recovery of missing persons and reopening of closed offices will be implemented soon.
The appointment of MQM adminstrators in the local bodies of Sindh will be expedited. The delegation of opposition leaders includes Khawaja Asif, Naveed Qamar, Sherry Rehman, Murad Ali Shah, Murtaza Wahab, Saeed Ghani and Khawaja Saad Rafique. Akhtar Mengal, Ayaz Sadiq and other leaders were present.
On behalf of MQM, Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Aamir Khan, Wasim Akhtar, Kanwar Naveed Jameel were present in the meeting.
Earlier, a government delegation led by Shah Mehmood Qureshi called on the top leadership of MQM but failed.