MQM agrees to rejoin Sindh govt, claims Rehman Malik

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Rehman Malik on Saturday claimed that Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has agreed in principle to join the Sindh government and that both the parties will also be allies in the Senate.

Talking to Geo News, Senator Rehman Malik said PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and MQM Chief Altaf Hussain had put bitterness of the past behind.

“On the directives of Asif Zardari, I am leaving for London to meet Altaf Hussain”, Malik said.

On the other hand, MQM leader Babar Ghauri denied reaching any agreement with the PPP, saying the media will be informed if any progress takes place in this regard.

He said the MQM will take decision in the largest interest of the people of Sindh and urban population of the province.

Ghauri said after a long time a contact was made between MQM and PPP yesterday. He further said that former president Asif Ali Zardari will direct his party leadership to hold talks with MQM.

“Altaf Hussain had informed Asif Ali Zardari about the conspiracy being hatched to push MQM against the wall”, the MQM leader said.

He said doors of Altaf Hussain are open for all the political parties and all the issues will be resolved if the PPP approaches with a sincere intention.

Commenting on the Baldia factory arson, Babar Ghauri said MQM is being blamed for almost everything, claiming that his party knows who is conspiring against it.

Ghauri said MQM is being subjected to a media trail and he slammed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokeswoman Shireen Mazari, asking her to first clarify allegations against her own party.