An eight-member delegation of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Monday called on Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah at his office to discuss a possible induction of some MQM-P lawmakers into the Sindh cabinet as per a deal reached between the former and the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) ahead of the no-confidence moved against the then Imran Khan-led PTI government.
According to a spokesman for the Sindh CM, the delegation included Kanwar Naveed Jameel, Syed Aminul Haq, Faisal Sabzwari, Mohammed Hussain, Khawaja Izharul Hasan, Javed Hanif and Hamid Zafar.
PPP’s Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh, Saeed Ghani, Syed Nasir Hussain, Sharjeel Inam Memon, Jam Khan Shoro, Murtaza Wahab and other cabinet members were also present.
According to sources, “The meeting remained ‘unsuccessful’ because they could not agree on certain points.”
No official statement, however, was released either from the MQM-P or the CM’s House.
The sources added that a MQM-P delegation prior to meeting Shah and his aides had held a meeting with PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and presented their fresh charter of demands.
Last month, the sources said that the provincial government would offer two ministers, an adviser and a special assistant to the chief minister to the MQM-P.
The MQM-P is already part of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif-led federal cabinet and two of its members – Syed Aminul Haque and Syed Faisal Ali Subzwari – are federal ministers.