The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) offered two Senate seats to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) from Sindh after agreeing to vote for Yousuf Raza Gilani in the National Assembly, 24 News HD TV channel reported on Saturday. Of
The PPP is continuing its political maneuvers for the Senate elections and thanks to these efforts, a PPP delegation comprising Nasir Hussain Shah, Murtaza Wahab, Sharjeel Memon and Waqar Mehdi visited the MQM-P headquarters in Bahadurabad. What, where he was received by the party’s senior deputy convener Aamir Khan.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed the upcoming Senate elections as PPP leaders sought to gain the support of the MQM (P) for their candidates.
Nasir Hussain Shah congratulated Faisal Sabzwari on his chances of becoming a senator in the upcoming elections from the province. The two sides also discussed issues related to COVID-19 vaccination and other measures related to the virus, in addition to focusing on the Upper House elections. The MQM-PPP and the PPP also exchanged views on the census process in the province.
Talking to media, the PPP leaders said that they were ready to withdraw their candidates against the two seats where the MQM was contesting the Senate elections from Sindh province.
However, he wants the MQM to support his candidate for the National Assembly, Yousuf Raza Gilani.
Sharjeel Memon said that if the MQM agreed to his proposal, then both the MQM candidates would be elected unopposed.
He said he had spoken in a cordial manner and hoped to reach an agreement.
MQM leader Sabzori said that the PPP leaders had come up with this proposal too late and it would have been better if they could have handled the Senate elections according to Punjab.
In Punjab, all the Senate candidates were elected unopposed due to the efforts of Speaker Punjab Assembly Pervez Elahi.
Sabzwari said that PML-N and PTI held a closed door meeting and reached a consensus and if Sindh adopted the same model, it would be beneficial for all.
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