Muttahid Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (DMK-P), key ally of Pakistani Tehreek-e-Insaf led by coalition governmentformally announced on Wednesday what it was joining opposition ahead of mistrust vote against Prime Minister Imran Khan.
With MQM-P weight behind united opposition, Prime Minister Imran will lose his majority in National Assembly, and if the situation remains the same before voting on resolution of no confidence, which is expected to pass place on On April 3, his dismissal is almost inevitable.
MQM-P announcement It was made to party presenter Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui at a press conference in Islamabad next to the leaders of united opposition.
“We have gathered at a historic moment. It’s more than congratulations, it’s test through which national management should passSiddiqui said. – Today also day for prayers… common people’s wishes came true. I expect that this time we can [strive for] democracy, the consequences of which can reach common people of Pakistan.
“We have joined you (opposition) on it’s a journey with these expectations. We do not have individual or party Benefits. Each item of our agreement for in common public of Pakistan and especially for the areas we represent for in last 35 years. Areas for what we consider immediate steps necessary.”
“We have put the interests of Pakistan as a priority over all personal interests,” he said. added.
Followed by Makbool announcementLeader of opposition in National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif said: “Today is an important day in Pakistan history because the joint confrontation… eh national jirga of opposition … united and efforts were made for national unity.
“I want thank MQM-P and its employees who saved wishes of 220 million people of Pakistan [at heart] as well as made this decision. I am especially grateful to Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal for their support throughout this process of negotiations, they kept history aside. They initiated this journey of Prosperity of Pakistan and happiness of Karachi.
“This agreement will be implemented in letter and spirit”, PML-N leader added.
PNP leader Bilawal also thanks to MQM-P and described it decision of teaming up up with opposition as “historical”.
“I want reiterate that the PPP and MQM-P working relationships are not related to non-confidence motion. PPP and MQM-P must work together under any circumstances, if we want to work for Karachi and the prosperity of Pakistan,” he said.
“Imran Khan has lost his majority. He is not prime minister more. That parliament session tomorrow. Let’s vote tomorrow and decide this issue. We can then start working on transparent elections and the path to recovery of democracy and the end of the economic crisis may then begin.”
Head of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Maulana Fazlur Rehman also welcomed the MQM-P decision by saying: “This decision this expression of national unity for not only Karachi and Sindh, but the whole of Pakistan.
“How result of these decisions (government allies joining opposition), our strength in The National Assembly now has 176 members, while we need only 172,” he said. added.
After the official announcement, Siddiqui from MQM-P signed the agreement with opposition parties.
MQM-P Coordinating Committee ratified the agreement with opposition
Previously in day, MQM-P Coordinating Committee announced that it ratified the agreement between party and opposition on No-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.
MMK-P leader Nasrin Jalil confirmed development during a conversation with media outside in partymarcas in Bahadurabad Karachi.
“Details of agreement will be disclosed in press conference at 4:00 pm,” she said. At this press conference party expected to be officially public his split with in government and announce a vote in service of resolution of no confidence against Prime Minister Imran.
Meanwhile, MMK-P leaders Faroh Naseem and Aminul Haq resigned from Prime Minister Imran’s cabinet.
Naseem, who was federal minister for law, wrote in resignation letter copy of which the available with Dawn.comthat he is retiring on directions of MQM-P organizer Khalid Makbool Siddiqui.
Minister for information technology as well as telecomHack, wrote in his resignation letter that while he was part of of in government in his ability as a minister he was “bound by my party” decisions how responsible worker”.
“IN light of my party MQM-P decisionsI am resigning as a federal minister for information technology and telecommunications. I ask you (ie. prime minister) accept this”.
He added that he was proud of doing my duty with honesty”.
He repeated the same in a video message was released shortly after.
“MQM-P called a meeting of its coordinating committee chaired by [MQM-P convener] Khalid Maqbool Siddiqi, who ratified the agreement with in [opposition] and resignation of ministers. BUT new phase I will begin and we will make an effort struggle for urban Sindh progress”Hack said. in another video message.
That party had an overnight meeting with opposition leaders on Tuesday that made a splash in capital, and many anxiously checked their televisions. for updates.
Initially, an opposition delegation composed of of Khawaja Asif, Sherri Rehman, Navid Qamar, Ayaz Sadiq, Akhtar Mengal, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and others arrived at the parliamentary boxes just before midnight.
They negotiated with DMC Organizer Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqi and other leaders who continued until the very beginning hours of Wednesday.
Later, main cohort of opposition leaders – Asif Ali Zardari and his son Bilawal, Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Shehbaz Sharif – also got to the place around 2:00 in attempt to persuade government ally switch sides.
While the united opposition tried with with all your might to win party announce decision immediately MQM-P avoided making final statements at such a late hour and announced that it will make him decision public in next day.
Twitter early on On Wednesday, MQM-P Senator Faisal Subzwari said the agreement between party and a united opposition was finally formed.
“The PPP Central Executive Committee and the DMK-P Coordinating Committee will ratify the agreement,” he said, adding that the details will be clarified. announced during the press conference at 16:00 on Wednesday.
The same was also PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari confirmed.
“The united opposition and the DMK have reached an agreement. Rabta the MQM committee and the CEC teaching staff will ratify the said agreement. We then share details with in media in press conference tomorrow. Congratulations Pakistan,” he said.
Sources involved in the meeting said that the meeting discussed some items about future agreement between PPP and MQM-P regarding administrative and local government questions in presence of in senior leadership of other opposition parties.
The draft treaty is not only with PPP, but with all opposition, the source said, adding that Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Shehbaz ensure implementation on agreement if approved by the coordinating committee.
MQM-P, which has seven members in The National Assembly is key ally of PTI government and this decision in The current political scenario will decide whether Prime Minister Imran government outlive the distrust vote which is expected to take place on April 3rd.
On Monday, the PML-Q finally showed up. behind combating prime minister in exchange for Prime Minister Imran Recognizes Chaudhry Pervez Elahi as PTI Candidate for chief of Punjab minister after incumbent President Usman Buzdar submitted his resignation to the prime minister.
PML-Q is also but critical ally of PTI government in Punjab and Center, with 10 and 5 seats respectively. Chaudris support Prime Minister Imran was seen as a revival of his hopes to save his government.
With the exception of the MQM-P votes, the united opposition managed to accumulate support of 169 MNA, three short of magic figure of 172 needed to get the majority in National Assembly and remove Imran Khan from office prime minister.
Governor of Sindh meets with MQM-P leaders
In the same time government delegation also met with MQM-P in parliamentary lodges last night to try to dissuade party from joining opposition ranks.
Talking to media Sindh Governor Imran Ismail said that prime minister’s message was conveyed to Khalid Maqbool Siddiqi and his people. “We expect announcement tomorrow (Wednesday) morning.
Ismail said that government tried to resolve in party terms and was, in a way successful in efforts. “Regarding the proposal of the concerned, we previously offered them a service […]. Even if they want something more we will give it’s for them.”
He added that government doors and hearts were open for in party. “We’ll clean up the mess in whatever way They want.”
However, it turned out that government negotiations were not completed with MMK-P. In a tweet on On Wednesday, PTI leader Faisal Wawda said he had returned to Islamabad from Karachi. on in prime ministerdirections.
“I’ll be a part of in government team for negotiation with delegation of the DMK together with Pervez Khattak and Imran Ismail,” he said. added.
Additional report by Nadir Ghuramani and Javed Hussain.