Like minded parties and individuals formed Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) to challenge Pakistan Peoples Party in its stronghold in Sindh.
Coalition partner GDA also stays dissatisfied
Since Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf formed a coalition government at the Centre, PPP continues to rule Sindh province.
However, PTI and GDA entered into coalition partnership to form federal government.
After MQM’s public disagreement, GDA spokesman Sardar Rahim came out to remind the PTI of GDA’s reservations.
He said GDA’s reservations remain in place.
He further said that GDA demanded development projects and employment for Sindh.
However, Sardar Rahim said GDA had given the PTI-led govt some time to address these grievances.
If not met, the alliance too would have to decide future course of action.
PTI heavyweights fail to woo MQM
PTI heavyweights fail to woo MQM to rescind Khalid Maqbool resignation.
Federal Minister Asad Umar led high level delegation of ruling PTI visited MQM headquarters at Bahadurabad.
Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, PTI MPAs Sindh Firdous Shamim and Haleem Adil accompanied him.
They all assured the MQM that the PTI would sort out their complaints.
But, MQM refused to change mind.
That shows the failure of PTI in its firefighting mission.
Although Governor Sindh Imran Ismail had made claims, MQM response demonstrated his failure as well.
MQM leader Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui
MQM leader Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui quits as Federal Minister as Siddiqui made this announcement in Karachi on Sunday.
While addressing a press conference in Karachi, he said to be quitting as Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication.
Senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leaders accompanied him.
Furthermore, he noted MQM had promised the government to help with the formation of the government.
However, he said now they held their end of the deal because they see no progress on any of the promises.
“It is becoming increasingly difficult for me to remain a part of the federal cabinet as questions are being raised upon my presence in the cabinet,” he explained.