Standing alongside govt: Sadruddin ShahGovernor Ismail denies any deadlock with GDA


Staff Reporter
Governor Sindh Imran Ismail refuted rumors on Tuesday that there is a deadlock between
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and coalition partner Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA).A PTI delegation
reached Kingri House on Tuesday and met with GDA Pir Pagara Syed Sibghatullah Shah Rashdi — the
visit came after the ruling party made several to appease the disgruntled Muttahida Qaumi Movement-
Pakistan. Governor Imran Ismail held a joint press conference with Pakistan Muslim League-Functional's
Sadruddin Rashdi, refuting rumours that the delegation had come to clear the differences with its
coalition partner. The governor Sindh said "I have not come here to convince anyone, rather I just came
to eat food." The governor said that the "GDA was still working with limited resources," while various
projects were underway in the province. The meeting was constructive, the prevailing issues of the
province were discussed, PML-F leader Pir Sadruddin Shah said. "The GDA is standing alongside the
government and we will continue our struggle to resolve the province's issues," he said. "Pir sahab is a
very sincere man and gives good advice as well," the governor said. On Monday, Prime Minister Imran
Khan contacted MQM-P leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, assuring the disgruntled coalition partner that
his valid demands would be fulfilled. Sources saidthat PM Imran Khan summoned him to Islamabad.
During the conversation, Siddiqui put forth his reservations in front of the premier, who assured the
former that the party's issues would be addressed. PM Imran spoke on the matter during the media
strategy committee session earlier in the day, where he said that the demands of the MQM-P related to
the release of funds, development works, and establishment of educational institutions would be met
soon. PTI leader Jahangir Tareen also spoke with Khalid Maqbool.