KARACHI: On Friday,Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has offered ministries to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) in Sindh in return for breaking alliance with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led (PTI) government at the Centre.
According to The Express Tribune, speaking at the inauguration ceremony of mega projects in Karachi, Bilawal said, “The MQM-Pakistan should derail the government by ending its alliance with them…PPP will support them fully.”
“For Karachi’s sake, all the ministries that the MQM-P has in the Centre, we will give them in Sindh. But the only condition is to send him [Imran Khan] back home,” The Express Tribune reported.
MQM-P is a coalition partner of the Khan led PTI government in the centre, with its MNAs Farogh Naseem and Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui holding the federal portfolios for law and information technology respectively.
Condemning the government’s gas policy, the PPP chairman said the people of Sindh were suffering due to suspension of gas supply, adding that, “We will have to snatch our share from the government.”
The scion of the Bhutto political dynasty also reacted to the government’s decision of excluding the non-deserving people from Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) in a bid to bring transparency and merit in the programme. He vowed to challenge the exclusion of the more than 800,000 people from the programme in a court of law, The Express Tribune reported.
“The entire nation is embroiled in a plethora of issues. The problems of the masses are escalating every day.”
According to Bilawal, Sindh was the only province where development could be seen. “Foreign publications have also lauded the policy of the Sindh government,” he claimed.