Government-ally Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has successfully struck a deal on Wednesday with Pakistan People’s Party on nearly all of its demands, which would be agreed upon under a guarantee offered from the opposition leadership.
The demands include municipal government structure, future power sharing agreements and recruitment policy in Sindh.
The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party perceived the agreement as a ‘betrayal’ from the MQM-P.
The document was also signed by Shehbaz Sharif of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Maulana Fazlur Rehman of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl, Sardar Akhtar Mengal of Balochistan National Party and Khalid Magsi of Balochistan Awami Party as guarantors.
Sources said that the two parties had struck an “addendum agreement” giving MQM-P a clear path to take over the city administration in Karachi. The incumbent city administrator Barrister Murtaza Wahab would resign in that case.
However, the notion was denied by Sindh information minister and PPP Karachi President Saeed Ghani, who said that no such arrangement was made between the two parties.
However, he agreed that both parties would stay in touch with each other and hold regular meetings to create a better working relationship.