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Parties gear up contacts to form anti-PPP alliance in Sindh

November 24, 2023
GDA leader Safdar Abbasi (Centre) along with MQM leader Farooq Sattar (Left) and JUI-F leader Rashid Soomro (Right) is addressing press conference at Functional House in Karachi on Oct 3, 2023. — PPI
GDA leader Safdar Abbasi (Centre) along with MQM leader Farooq Sattar (Left) and JUI-F leader Rashid Soomro (Right) is addressing press conference at Functional House in Karachi on Oct 3, 2023. — PPI

A number of political parties, including the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F), have geared up political activities and efforts to form an anti-Pakistan Peoples Party alliance in Sindh.

The Sindh PML-N has contacted a number of political leaders, inviting them to join the party. Former PPP MPA Akhtar Jadoon on Thursday joined the PML-N. Meanwhile, a delegation from the JUI-F led by Hammad Allah Shah held a meeting with PML-N leaders at the Muslim League House in Karachi. Prominent PML-N leaders, including Nehal Hashmi and Ali Akbar Gujjar, were present during the meeting.

Speaking to the media after the meeting, Hashmi said the discussion between the JUI-F and the PML-N centered around the commitment to bring a new system and prosperity to Sindh. We are going to unite various political parties for the welfare of the people of the Sindh province and the city of Karachi, he added.

Hammad Allah Shah mentioned that both parties agreed to continue meetings, and their focus was on collaborating to serve the people of Karachi and the rest of Sindh.

PML-N leaders welcomed Akhtar Jadoon, former provincial minister and leader of the Peoples Party, as he announced his inclusion in the PML-N. The announcement was made during a press conference at the Muslim League House in the presence of Sindh PML-N President Bashir Memon and other leaders, including Nihal Hashmi and Khayal Das.

Akhtar Hussain Jadoon declared his decision to join the PML-N after leaving the PPP. He expressed gratitude to Nawaz Sharif and pledged to continue his political journey under Nawaz Sharif’s leadership. Jadoon highlighted his political career, which began in 2002, and his previous roles as a two-time assembly member and minister.

Asserting the need for a new approach to political struggle under Nawaz Sharif’s guidance, Jadoon stated that the constitutional, legal, and economic conditions in the country are deteriorating and can be addressed effectively by the leadership of the PML-N. He emphasized that the PML-N is the guarantor of progress and prosperity, and the party can solve issues such as inflation, unemployment, and the energy crisis.

Bashir Memon welcomed Jadoon on joining the PML-N, describing him as a soldier of Nawaz Sharif. Memon emphasized the collective journey towards the progress and prosperity of Pakistan and the resolution of issues facing Sindh. He stated that Sharif’s vision is crucial to transforming Karachi and the entire province into a developed region.

GDA-MQM-P huddle

A delegation from MQM-P visited the Functional League House, where they held a meeting with GDA leaders, including Dr Safdar Abbasi and Sardar Abdul Rahim. The delegation comprised former federal minister Aminul Haque, Javed Hanif and other members.

During the meeting, the MQM-P delegation extended an invitation to the GDA for a seminar scheduled for November 28 at a hotel in Karachi. The seminar is titled “District Autonomy: Constitutional Feudalism.” The discussions in the meeting covered various aspects of the current political situation in the country, focusing on the political landscape of Sindh.

Both parties agreed to form a committee consisting of senior leaders to closely monitor the political situation, specifically in the context of the general elections, and put forth collaborative recommendations for mutual cooperation.

In addition, the MQM-P and the PML-N have scheduled a meeting today. Both parties will discuss working relationships in the future. They will also discuss forming an anti-PPP alliance as soon as possible.