Asif Ali Zardari assures MQM-P of ‘implementing’ whatever two parties agree on

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KARACHI: Former president Asif Ali Zardari has assured MQM-P Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui that whatever the party agrees with PPP, it will be implemented, as the Opposition woos government’s allies to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan ahead of the voting on the no-confidence motion. Sources said that PPP co-chairperson Zardari and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari had a telephonic conversation with the MQM-P leader. According to sources, the former president asked the MQM-P leader whether they had made a final decision on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan. Zardari told the MQM-P leader that he had asked him to remain in touch with him and Bilawal. At this, the MQM-P leader replied that he would. The former president also asked the MQM-P leader to come to Islamabad and meet him. The PPP leader also assured Siddiqui that Bilawal and he would remain in contact with them and oversee everything. Sources said that the MQM-P leader told Zardari that he would visit him tomorrow in Islamabad. The phone call comes after the PPP and MQM-P last week came to an agreement and decided to work together for the country’s “greater interest”.According to a PPP statement, Bilawal and Zardari met the MQM-P delegation. The political situation in the country was discussed during the meeting and PPP agreed to keep better and permanent relations with MQM-P, said the spokesperson. On the other hand, sources privy to the meeting shared that the PPP and MQM-P have agreed on provincial-level matters. PPP leaders Yousaf Raza Gillani, Saeed Ghani, Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah, Sharjeel Memon, Rukhsana Bangash and others were present during the meeting. The MQM-P delegation included Amir Khan, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Syed Aminul Haque, Waseem Akhtar, Khawaja Izharul Hassan and Javed Hanif Khan.

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