PPP offers MQM-P to help get Rs162b

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Staff Reporter
The Pakistan People’s Party has offered to help the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan
get Rs162 billion promised by Prime Minister Imran Khan for development projects in urban Sindh.“I tell
my friends in the MQM that if we fight this case together then the federal government will have to
transfer Rs162 billion for development projects in Karachi,” Murtaza Wahab, the Sindh government
spokesperson, told reporters here on Tuesday. The MQM-P quit the federal cabinet on January 12 after
the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf failed to deliver on its promises, according to the party convener
Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui. The development came weeks after PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
offered the MQM-P to join the Sindh government. Bilawal wanted MQM-P’s support to dislodge the PTI
government in the centre.The MQM-P, however, said it had left the cabinet but it would not withdraw
its support for the federal government.Wahab, however, believes the MQM-P decided to quit the
federal cabinet on Bilawal’s offer. He wants the party to stand firm on its decision.“Can an individual
believe that Karachi is a city of 16 million people” Wahab asked, adding, “Everyone knows the
population of Karachi is over 20 million. “Imran Khan made huge promises to the people of Karachi but
not a single one was fulfilled,” the Sindh government spokesperson added.