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MQM supports Imran Khan’s PTI

THE ASIAN AGE. | SHAFQAT ALI
Published : Aug 4, 2018, 4:24 am IST
Updated : Aug 4, 2018, 4:24 am IST

MQM, with six members, put forward various demands to join the government.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan (Photo: AP)
 Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan (Photo: AP)

Islamabad: The Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Friday gained Muttahida Qaumi Mov-ement (MQM)’s support to form the government.

An MQM delegation led by Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui met PTI chief Imran Khan at his Bani Gala residence in Islamabad.

Matters pertaining to coalition for government formation were discussed, said a PTI statement. MQM, with six members, put forward various demands to join the government. The party, after consultation with Rabita Committee, demanded to stop targeted operation and to reopen its offices in Karachi. It also sought vote recount in 12 constituencies of Karachi.

Meanwhile, at least two more independent Members of National Assembly (MNA) are set to join the PTI as the party gears up to form government in centre and Punjab.

MNA Ali Muhammad Mehar from Ghotki and MNA Shabeer Qureshi from Muzaffargarh have settled the matters with PTI. Now, the tally of independent MNAs in party will rise to eight.Talks are on to get the support of two MNAs.

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