PML-F sets conditions for alliance with MQM
18 February, 2013
KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) announced on Sunday that it could become part of a joint opposition with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in the Sindh Assembly if it accepts the PML-F nominee as Opposition Leader and seek resignation from Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan.
This was stated by PML-F General Secretary, Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh, while speaking at a press conference at his residence. He also demanded of the MQM to support PML-F in campaign against annulment of Sindh People's Local Government Act 2012
"If they accept our demands, we will join them as real opposition", he added. He reiterated his demand that all the political governors of four provinces should resign and said how could free and fair elections be held in their presence.
Imtiaz said it was the right of Nusrat Saher Abbasi to be the Opposition Leader and MQM should accept Nusrat as the leader of the opposition in Sindh Assembly.
He said PML-F moved court pertaining to the matter of opposition leader but assembly speaker Nisar Ahmed Khuhro used delaying tactics.
He accused the ruling party that it wanted to do the politics of "Muk Mukka" and the MQM could negate this by accepting their (PML-F's) three conditions.
He said due to the dirty politics of PPP, elections had become doubtful. Responding to a question, he said that his party was in constant touch with all the parties and would decide a future line of action with consensus.
Meanwhile, the MQM delegation also called on Imtiaz Sheikh on Saturday evening and discussed matters pertaining to joint sitting as an opposition in the assembly.
The delegation was led MQM's Parliamentary leader in the Sindh Assembly Syed Sardar Ahmed, while Raza Haroon and Khalid Bin Wilayat also accompanied him.