KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) have agreed on a working formula that would see both parties working together in an effort to resolve the issues facing Karachi including delimitation, sources informed Geo News on Wednesday.
According to reports, the working formula is based on the MQM-P not demanding resignations of party members who switched to the PSP.
MQM-P chief Farooq Sattar is expected to hold a news conference later today alongside PSP leader Mustafa Kamal to announce this decision. Sources informed that in the joint press conference, reservations over census results will be expressed by both leaders.
Sources informed that the decision to hold the press conference was taken by both the party leaders last night.
The MQM-P is holding a meeting of the party’s high command at the PIB office. Arriving for the meeting, Farooq Sattar said MQM-Pakistan was the name of a movement as he hinted towards a development taking place “People are saying something is happening – something should happen”.
MQM-P leader Rauf Siddiqui while speaking to media outside the Sindh Assembly stressed that whatever decision was taken by his party it would not be a surprise.
“Right now the party is meeting and whatever decision is taken it will not be a surprise. Pakistan needs unity right now and in this situation, everyone needs to be on the same page,” Siddiqui said.
PSP leader Raza Haroon told reporters that any decision taken by both the parties while taking into consideration betterment of the people of the country will be appreciated by the entire Pakistan.
Earlier on Tuesday in a press conference, PSP Chairperson Kamal vowed to create a bloc against the MQM-P in the legislative assemblies with the elected representatives that have switched over to his party.
Kamal said: “The MQM is an enemy of Pakistan. Muhajirs are vulnerable because of it”.
Meanwhile, Deputy Mayor Karachi Arshad Vohra has also switched loyalties and announced to join the ranks of PSP on October 29. Speaking to media regarding his decision at the party’s central office, Pakistan House, Vohra remarked that he is grateful to the people of Karachi who gave them the mandate.
“Unfortunately, I was not able to deliver to the people of Karachi,” he lamented. “We have been quite unjust to the people of Pakistan,” he shared
Vohra also shared that other leaders and workers of MQM along with MNAs want to joint PSP.
PSP President Anis QaimKhani also spoke to media, where he stated “If Farooq Sattar has moral courage he should get members of Senate, National Assembly to resign,” remarked Qaimkhani, adding “we will participate wholeheartedly in all the elections held on the posts of MQM leaders.”