MQM tosses Governor Tessori’s name for caretaker prime minister
By News Desk
August 7, 2023 03:58 PM
The Mutahidda Quomi Movement has proposed the name of Sindh Governor Kamran Tessori for the slot of caretaker prime minister, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Monday.
The suggestion came as a delegation of the MQM led by Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad.
During their meeting, they conferred on different matters pertaining to the caretaker setup.
Apart from Dr Siddiqui, the MQM delegation was comprised of Sindh Governor Kamran Tessori, Dr Farooq Sattar, and Aminul Haq.
According to the MQM spokesperson, the prime minister assured the delegation of sorting the issue of increased electricity rates for Karachi consumers.
The prime minister also directed to immediately release funds for Hyderabad University, the spokesperson said, adding that the MQM proposed the name of Sindh Governor Tessori for the slot of caretaker prime minister.
MQM thanks PM for addressing reservations on census
The members of the MQM delegation thanked the prime minister for addressing their party’s reservations on the Seventh Digital Census, and for the incorporation of their suggestions.
“Thanks to Allah Almighty, the Seventh Digital Census has been completed and the results of the census also unanimously approved by all political parties,” the prime minister remarked in the meeting.
The meeting discussed the overall political situation in the country.
The delegation apprised the prime minister about the ongoing development projects in Sindh, particularly Karachi.
Minister for Economic Affairs Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Minister for Power Engineer Khurram Dastgir also attended the meeting.
MQM hails forthcoming polls under new census
Meanwhile, the MQM has called for holding general elections according to the new population census.
Addressing a press conference at Pakistan House in Karachi on Monday, MQM senior deputy convener Mustafa Kamal said that those who made 7 million people of Karachi disappear from the voting process, they should be punished.
He said that 55% increase in Karachi’s population was a big achievement of the MQM.
Hinting at the increase of seats in the Sindh and National Assemblies as a result of new census, he hoped that the province would get two more NA seats and five more PA seats.
On the caretaker setup in Sindh province, Mr Kamal said that they were holding consultation with the Grand Democratic Alliance and soon the name for the Sindh interim chief minister would be announced.
Reporters Awais Kiyani and Shoaib Mukhtar