MQM is a reality in urban Sindh: PPP

ISLAMABAD   -  Pakistan People’s Party yesterday said that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement was a reality in the urban areas of Sindh. Speaking at a news conference here, Sindh Information and Labour Minister Saeed Ghani maintained that all major political entities in Sindh including PPP, the MQM, the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf and Jamaat-e-Islami, were of the consensus opinion that division of Sindh shouldn’t take place to form a new province. “MQM is a reality in urban Sindh. We wish to move forward together,” he said to a question about new PPP-MQM alliance. He alleged that Prime Minister Imran Khan had been bent on weakening the very foundations of the country just to save his own rule. Ghani accused PM Imran Khan of acting on an anti-Pakistan agenda by isolating the country in the international community. He said that Imran Khan had named the United States just to play with the sentiments of the masses and prove his anti-American credentials. He said that Imran Khan had been doing nothing except safeguarding his own interests to preserve his rule. Ghani said that Imran Khan had been working to do compromise the foreign relations of Pakistan. He emphasized that PM Imran Khan had emerged as a security threat to the country as he had been working on the anti-state agenda. he minister said that PM had the plan to cause anarchy in the country and make people fight against each other. He said that leaders of democratic countries all over the world chose to open-heartedly accept their defeat and step down whenever they were faced with the situation that they didn’t enjoy the confidence of the majority members of the parliament. He recalled the earlier allegations of Imran Khan that the Sindh government’s finances were being used to buy loyalties of the treasury legislators. He said that all the allegations levelled by Imran Khan against the opposition were completely baseless and a pack of lies.He said the heads of the government after losing confidence of the majority elected representatives always provide the opportunity to the Parliament to elect a new leader of the house. Ghani said that Imran Khan had opted to cling on to power despite clearly seeing that the Opposition in the National Assembly had now secured the confidence of the majority members of the parliament. Ghani said that such an attitude of Imran Khan was highly sorrowful when he portrayed himself as a principled politician and biggest champion of the democracy. He said that Imran Khan’s allegation that America had been financing the opposition for furthering its no-confidence move against him was completely baseless as the PPP since last one year had been advocating for filing the no-trust motion against the PM while Bilawal Bhutto Zardari constantly talked about this option since November and December last year.

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