KARACHI: After a round of talks between the PPP led government and the MQM, including input from the President, it seems the MQM is poised to rejoin the government before the end of the Holy month, so says Local Government minister, Agha Siraj Durrani.
Speaking at an iftar function on Friday, Durrani said that while the MQM had tendered their resignations from their posts in the government, however the government had yet to accept them. This means that the return road has been kept open by the PPP for the MQM.
However, the road may be more tedious than in previous times after the government restored the commissionerate system in Sindh, a bone of contention between PPP and the MQM in the past month.
Durrani said that the commissionerate system was part of an old law, and old laws are subject to amendments. He further said that if any allies had any reservations against the commissionerate system, the government was willing to sit and resolve differences via dialogue.
On the flip side, MQMs Raza Haroon said that both the MQM and the PPP were major political parties and both of them needed to work together for the betterment of the people. He was of the view that having a difference of opinion between the two parties was a positive sign for the people as their interests would be safeguarded during any dialogue.