ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif decided after having met with parliamentary leaders of different political parties that Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) lawmaker’s resignations from the assemblies won’t be accepted.
“The government will treat MQM resignations issue the same way it treated PTI’s resignations,” the participants of the meeting collectively decided at PM’s chamber in the National Assembly.
The PM also said that a committee comprising multi-party representatives will be formed to discuss the issue with the MQM.
All the leaders of different parties decided in the meeting to persuade MQM in Parliament and to address their grievances.
An official resource said that National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq will keep the issue of MQM resignations in adjournment until the issue is resolved.
It was also decided in the meeting that the Karachi operations will continue targeting militants in the metropolitan city; however, the government will conduct talks with the MQM in order to convince them to back to parliamentary politics.
Further, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar talked with MQM leader Farooq Sattar and requested him to review their decision and take their resignations back. But Farooq Sattar responded saying is party had already conveyed its reservations to the government.
“The government does not want see the MQM out of parliamentary politics,” Dar said.