MQM-P Denies It Promised To Support PTI Over No Confidence Motion

MQM-P Denies It Promised To Support PTI Over No Confidence Motion
Prime Minister Imran Khan met with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leaders on Wednesday, with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi claiming that the party expressed its 'full support' for the premier during their meeting, while MQM-P leaders have said their party made no such promise.

MQM-P leader Aamir Khan told reporters that the no-trust motion was not discussed during the meeting, adding that "neither the prime minister sought assurance, nor we assured”. He maintained that his party was 'keeping [its] options open'.

“Leave the no-confidence we do not have faith in the system,” the MQM-P convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui reportedly told Geo News.

Meanwhile, FM Qureshi said that the “MQM will be with the government on the no-confidence motion”, adding that "MQM-P did not share its grievances nor make any demands, including the opening of its offices."

The prime minister was accompanied by the foreign minister, as well as Federal Minister Ali Zaidi and Sindh Governor Imran Ismail.

With the no-confidence motion against him looming over the prime minister, he was also scheduled to meet with the Grand Demo­cratic Alliance (GDA), as well as party leaders in Sindh during his stay in the provincial capital.

Earlier, PM Imran met with Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, assuring the CM that attempts to oust him from both the opposition and within the party will come to nought.  The prime minister also sought the legal opinion of Attorney General for Pakistan (AGP) Khalid Javed Khan regarding the no-confidence motion.

Several legislators also congregated at PM House shortly after the move was submitted, where they reportedly discussed issues in their respective constituencies and uplift projects.