MQM-P alliance to cost PTI Rs7bn - Pakistan Today

MQM-P alliance to cost PTI Rs7bn

–Govt to issues Rs6bn for Karachi, Rs1bn for Hyderabad development, give two ministries to MQM-P

The government has decided to include two Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) members in the federal cabinet and issue funds for Karachi and Hyderabad after the latter decided to keep its alliance intact with the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

According to a local media outlet, the party will rejoin the ruling coalition in April and its leaders, Aminul Haq and Faisal Sabzwari will likely be inducted into the cabinet as the IT minister and PM’s special assistant on planning and development, respectively.

These names were shared with Sindh Governor Imran Ismail during his recent visit to MQM-P Headquarters in Bahadurabad on Monday.

The PTI government has decided to allocate Rs6 billion for Karachi and Rs1bn for Hyderabad in development funds, the report said quoting MQM-P leaders and added that an “installment of Rs1bn as per the commitment has been released by the federal government to the Sindh Infrastructure Development Company Limited”.

It has been decided that the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation and Hyderabad Metropolitan Corporation would oversee the development, which would be carried out with those funds.

A committee headed by the governor has been formed for the establishment of a university in Hyderabad.