ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday came forth applauding two of his cabinet members belonging to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement of Pakistan (MQM-P).
While addressing the nation during the ground-breaking ceremony of Hyderabad University at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), PM Imran in his speech made a special mention of MQM party members specifically the ones that are a part of his distinguished cabinet.
Speaking highly of Information Technology and Telecommunication Minister Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and Minister for Law and Justice Barrister Dr Mohammad Farogh Naseem, he said:
“When our government was formed, two members from MQM joined our cabinet and we were afraid over what might happen. Today I want to share that no cabinet members are more refined and sophisticated than these two men, the Information Technology and Telecommunication Minister Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and Minister for Law and Justice Barrister Dr Mohammad Farogh Naseem."
The premier also announced that the next elections will be contested in alliance with MQM.
"I had earlier said MQM and PTI were always on the same page and the parties have the same ideologies, later we had misconceptions about their leaders. However it seems like the next election will be contested with alliance of MQM and PTI in future."
The PM announced that the Hyderabad University will be a technical university which will enjoy the expertise offered by the Namal University in Mianwali. He criticised a "strange phenomenon" that had taken root in Musharraf's era, namely the concept of "enlightened moderation which doesn't even hold any purpose". He said that ever since this idea had taken hold in the society, there was an uptake in the "emphasis on the English language which had harmed the psyche of the youth and driven those who are not familiar with the language to feel an inferiority complex".
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