Islamabad (August 03,2018): Former Chief Minister Sindh Ali Mohammad Khan Mahar has formally announced to join Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf today and said that he has decided to be part of PTI to serve Nation.
Addressing media along with PTI leaders in Islamabad, Mahar said that Imran Khan is best leader to join and work.
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Talking to media, Jahangir Khan Tareen said that nine independents have already joined PTI, while four are more are being contacted.
Responding about Punjab, he said that 25 independents out of 28 have joined in Punjab.
Ali Muhammad Mahar, who has been elected member national assembly as independent candidate from Ghotki, held a meeting with PTI Chief Imran Khan at Bani Gala and announced to join his party.
Mahar had been a member of the provincial assembly of Sindh from 2002 to 2007 and served as the 25th Chief Minister of Sindh from 2002 to 2004.He had also been a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, from 2008 and May 2018.
Earlier, MQM-Pakistan signed MoU with Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf for the formation of the PTI Government in Centre.
After the meeting, both MQM-P and PTI leadership spoke to media at Bani Gala in Islamabad.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Jahangir Khan Tareen said an understanding has been reached with Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan and hopefully it will join PTI in the government.
Jahangir Tareen further said both parties are building on the earlier contacts for formation of government.
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He said the manifesto of PTI gives deep importance to devolution of power and an effective local government system.
He said PTI will try to bring police reforms in Sindh in collaboration with MQM like it did in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The PTI leader said the people of Karachi have trusted PTI and MQM through their votes. He said unfortunately no serious effort was made in the past to resolve the problems of Karachi. However, PTI will take steps to give maximum relief and facilities to urban areas of Karachi by announcing a special package for the city.
Moreover, he said, a university would also be set up in Hyderabad to grant the right of higher education to its residents.Speaking on the occasion, convener MQM Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said we have visited Banigala at the invitation of PTI Chairman Imran Khan. He said today’s meeting is a step forward to extend the journey of democracy.
He said devolution of power will bring more power to people. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said both MQM and PTI have gained a huge mandate in urban areas of Sindh and they will cooperate with each other.
MQM Convener said PTI has also assured to extend cooperation in the issues of census and delimitation. He said continued operation in Karachi will also be reviewed and taken to its logical conclusion.
Earlier, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding for the formation of a new government in the centre.A Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) delegation led by Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui met Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Friday reached the agreement following a meeting at Bani Gala residence in Islamabad.
MQM-P delegation included Kanwar naveed Jameel, Waseem Akhtar, Faisal Sabzwari and Amir Khan.
Matters pertaining to coalition for government formation were discussed in the meeting. PTI leaders Jahangir Tareen, Arif Alvi and Imran Ismail were also present on the occasion.
The agreement was signed by MQM-P’s Faisal Sabzwari and PTI leader Arif Alvi. It said that recommendations of Council of Common Interest (CCI) on Karachi population census would be implemented.The PTI will favour a petition filed in the Supreme Court with regard to local bodies system in Sindh, the MoU read.
The agreement also urged for review of Karachi operation and consultation with all the stake-holders, besides meritorious appointments on all posts.
Sources earlier informed that the MQM-P assured PTI of support in the centre after meeting with party chief Imran Khan in Bani Gala.
The MQM-P clinched 16 seats in the Sindh Assembly in the July 25 general election, and has six seats in the National Assembly.