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January 13, 2020

Ghani welcomes MQM-Pakistan’s announcement of quitting federal cabinet

Karachi

January 13, 2020

Welcoming the decision of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui to quit the federal cabinet, Sindh Minister for Information, Archives and Labour Saeed Ghani on Sunday said the MQM-P should have taken the decision much earlier.

Ghani said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the ruling party in the Centre, did not only make false promises to the general public but also deceived their coalition partners. He maintained that the MQM-P, being an independent party, had made the decision on its own and there was no role of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) in that. He, however, added that it was also for the MQM-P to decide if it wanted to join the Sindh government.

The provincial minister remarked that even though the PTI was able to form its federal government only with the help of its coalition partners, it did not give any value to them. The PTI never fulfilled the promises it had made for Karachi, he said.

He said PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had on numerous occasions blamed the sufferings of the people of the country on the confused policies of the PTI that had proved disastrous.

Not a single penny had been released from the promised Rs162 billion development package for Karachi, Ghani claimed. He said the PTI had given nothing to the people except inflation and unemployment and they were suffering due to abortive economic policies of the federal government. No positive change could be expected with the PTI in power, he asserted.

Tribute to Bhutto

Addressing an event in connection with the birth anniversary of PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto that recently fell on January 5, Ghani said the determination and perseverance shown by Bhutto in the face of all the odds was exemplary for the youth of Pakistan.

He was of the view that Bhutto was the first leader of the country who made people realise that they themselves were the architects of their destiny. The PPP founder selflessly served the country during his entire political life, which was the reason he continued to hold an exceptional place in the hearts of the people, Ghani said.

The provincial minister said the adoption of the Constitution of 1973 and rallying the Muslim world on one platform were a few of Bhutto’s great accomplishments. He along with activists of the PPP also cut a cake in connection with Bhutto’s birth anniversary.