Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani urges MQM to rejoin cabinet

Terming politics of reconciliation need of the hour to steer country out of prevailing political and economic mess, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani called upon the political forces to join hands with the government to address real issues of the public like energy shortage, unemployment, poverty and illiteracy.

Talking to the MQM delegation, which led by Dr Farooq Sattar called on him at the Prime Minister’s House, Premier Gilani once again assured the MQM delegation that all their genuine demands would be met and asked them to rejoin the federal cabinet in the larger interest of the country and democracy.

Although the MQM delegation has thanked the Premier for again inviting them to rejoin the federal cabinet, yet the final decision in this connection would be made after their meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari, most likely on Tuesday (today).

Premier Gilani also informed the MQM leaders that he had taken into confidence Altaf Hussain on the inclusion of the Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid) in the coalition government, which would in no way affect on the role and status of the coalition partners already sitting on treasury benches. He informed the delegation about his invitation extended to their leader regarding rejoining the cabinet of the MQM representatives.

Sources aware of the deliberations of the meeting informed The Nation that once again MQM delegations had referred to the unmet promises with them and made it loud and clear that they would not rejoin the federal cabinet till the time the promises made with them were not fulfilled.

The Nation

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