Khalid Maqbool resignation a belated move: Sattar

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Staff Reporter

Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui was late in presenting his resignation, he should have tendered it earlier, former leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) Farooq Sattar said in a statement on Sunday. He was commenting on Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui’s announcement of resigning as Federal Minister for Information Technology. The federal government have failed to spend single penny over Karachi so far, Sattar claimed. “We shouldn’t have accept the results of 2018 general elections at the outset”, Farooq Sattar said. The MQM-Pakistan should have quit the federal government months ago, “now so much water has flowed under the bridge,” the former MQM-P leader said. Today MQM-Pakistan standing at a lowly position and now the party could not improve its political repute, Farooq Sattar further said. Sattar, a former convener of MQM-P, advised Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui also announce stepping down from his party office. He said that the MQM-P and the federal government have no solution of problems. “Federal ministers are unaware of the problems of Karachi,” he added. “Karachi’s mandate was stolen, now the MQM-P keeping veil over its failure,” Sattar added. A few days ago, PTI Karachi President Firdaus Shamim Naqvi had said the alliance with Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) was formed out of compulsion, and not out of choice. While addressing a press conference, Naqvi said he stands by his accusations, levelled against the MQM-P, and his party entered into an alliance with it as the PTI lacked party votes to elect Imran Khan as leader of the house in National Assembly.