Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and MQM Pakistan have reached an understanding on formation of government at the center and close cooperation at provincial level in Sindh.
Addressing a joint press conference with leaders of MQM-P at Bani Gala in Islamabad on Friday, PTI leader Jahangir Khan Tareen said both parties are building on the earlier contacts for formation of government.
Jahangir Tareen said the manifesto of PTI gives deep importance to devolution of power and an effective local government system.
He said their party will try to bring police reforms in Sindh in collaboration with MQM like it did in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The PTI leader said people of Karachi have trusted PTI and MQM through their votes. He said unfortunately no serious efforts were made in the past to resolve problems of Karachi.
However, he said PTI will take steps to give maximum relief and facilities to urban areas of Karachi by announcing a special package for the city.
Moreover, he said, a university would also be set up in Hyderabad to enable people of the area to get higher education at their door step.
Speaking on the occasion, convener MQM-P Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said we have visited Banigala at the invitation of PTI Chairman Imran Khan.
He said today’s meeting is a step forward to extend the journey of democracy.
He said devolution of power will bring more power to people. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said both MQM and PTI have gained a huge mandate in urban areas of Sindh and they will cooperate with each other.
MQM Convener said PTI has also assured to extend cooperation in the issues of census and delimitation. He said continued operation in Karachi will also be reviewed and taken to its logical conclusion.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s central leader Jahangir Tareen has said that till now, nine elected independent candidates of National Assembly and twenty five of Punjab Assembly have joined PTI.
Talking to media along with an independent member national assembly Ali Muhammad Mehr at Banigala in Islamabad, he said PTI will form government in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the center.
Speaking on the occasion, Ali Muhammad Mehr said he has joined PTI to serve the country.
Meanwhile, PTI leader Babar Awan has said it is right of the opposition to bring its candidate for premiership in the parliament.