MQM-P readies 'wish-list' for PM meeting

By: News Desk
Published: 02:56 PM, 5 Mar, 2021
MQM-P readies 'wish-list' for PM meeting
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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.

The meeting was held in the office of the MQM-P leader Kanwar Naveed Jameel where the GDA leaders congratulated the MQM for winning seats in the Senate.

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.