MQM-P readies 'wish-list' for PM meeting
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday telephoned Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui while members of the party will call on the prime minister shortly as politicians have started reaching out to each other to win support for election for the seat of Senate chairman, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Sadiq Sanjrani, the PTI candidate for the Senate chairman, has also contacted MQM-P’s Khalid Maqbool Sidiqui for the purpose.
Sources say the party has demanded the government nominate Barrister Farogh Naseem as a candidate for the slot of deputy chairman Senate besides giving the party two federal ministries.
Meeting with GDA
Leaders of the Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), another ally of the PTI government, held a meeting with MQM-P leaders in Karachi on Friday.
Contact with BAP
Leaders of Balochistan Awami Pary (BAP) also contacted MQM-P and both sides agreed to have a meeting to discuss the election of the Senate chairman to be held next week.
The BAP delegation, led by Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal, will travel to Karachi for a meeting with the MQM-P leaders and will seek support for Sadiq Sanjrani, sources said.