Both the top political parties of Sindh seem to be on a “coalition course” as Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, Sunday offered five ministries to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) during a meeting with the senior leaders of the latter, a private news channel reported on Monday.
According to sources, as part of renewed efforts to revive political ties with its erstwhile ally in Sindh government, MQM leader Nadeem Nusrat called on Asif Ali Zardari.
The PPP’s political wizard laid down a bait of five ministries to tempt MQM back into the government, but the street smart party did not jump to it, sources said.
Though the MQM leaders welcomed the offer, but did not accept or reject it during the meeting, however it is also learnt that both the parties have struck bargain over certain key issues.
Sources privy to the matters informed that the MQM would decide on it after through consultations with the party leadership.
During the meeting, Asif Zardari said that for the welfare of people at large the process of reconciliation must endure until consensus was reached.
Zardari also vowed to step up political co-work so that way could be paved for durable rapprochement that both the parties were sincerely striving for.
MQM Coordination Committee Deputy Convener Nadeem Nusrat, however, carried wishes of goodwill to the PPP supremo from his party chief Altaf Hussain.
Governor Sindh Dr Isharatul Ebad and Senator Rehman Malik were also present on the occasion.
The senior leadership of the MQM and PPP held a meeting in Dubai on late Sunday and discussed matters of mutual party affairs.
According to statement, they discussed national, international and economical issues of the country. Besides matter of MQM and PPP’s working relationship also came in discussion.