MQM likely to join PPP-led Sindh govt conditionally

DUBAI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) held a meeting in Dubai to deliberate on joining Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) led Sindh government.

Sources said the meeting allowed its lawmakers in Sindh Assembly to become coalition partner of PPP, conditionally. It also gave final go-ahead over 60/40 formula.

Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan and MQM leaders Babar Ghauri, Rauf Siddiqui and Faroogh Naseem besides two MQM leaders from London attended the meeting. They also remained in contact with party Chief Altaf Hussain.

It was decided the assurance given by PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari to Altaf Hussain be fulfilled.

The sources further the two parties will hold dialogues over 60/40 formula next week after which MQM is likely to make final decision on joining Sindh government.

After media reports of the above meeting, the MQM issued a statement denying holding it.