MQM-P and PML-N deal finally surfaces

MQM-P and PML-N deal finally surfaces

MQM Pakistan and the ruling PML-N deal during the election of the Prime Minister has surfaced.

MQM- Pakistan is likely to get back its ‘legal’ offices which were sealed after the launch of a crackdown against the party in August last year.

The MQM-P voted for Shahid Khaqan Abbasi who was nominated as the ruling party’s choice for premiership in the wake of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification by the apex court. 

The support apparently helped the PML-N exhibit a power show in the National Assembly at a crucial time.

The MQM-P had fielded its women wing in-charge Kishwer Zehra as a prime ministerial candidate. 

However, she withdrew hours before the voting as her party reportedly struck a deal with the PML-N on a special development package for Karachi of over Rs20 billion and reopening of offices.