KARACHI: In efforts to form government at the Centre, a delegation of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), led by Jahangir Tareen , called on Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan's leaders at Bahadurabad office late on Monday.
This was the first formal meeting between PTI and MQM-P leaders, where matters of formation of government and other political issues, including July 25 elections were discussed.
Tareen headed PTI delegation comprised of Firdaus Shamim Naqvi, Imran Ismail and Haleem Adil Siddiqui. Whereas, MQM-P convenor Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui led party's delegation during the meeting.
It is learnt that MQM-P has put forward its demands before the PTI leaders, which included, Karachi Package, constitutional amendment for empowered local bodies, administrative units for the urban Sindh, community police and mass transit in the port city.
Inviting MQM-P to join PTI in formation of government at the Centre, Tareen said that both the parties have a common agenda and similarities on the most of the points.
Taking to media persons, leaders of both the parties agreed to continue their efforts for the development of the port city.
Tareen said that Karachi is the revenue engine of the country, adding that PTI will resolve the metropolis issues, including water and transport crisis on priority basis.
Tareen further said that if PTI forms government at the Centre it will participate in Karachi’s development and release the Karachi package which has been halted for years.
MQM-P convenor Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that both the parties will continue to stay in the touch, adding that his party also has reservations regarding the way elections were conducted.
Regarding the meeting, he shared that the representatives of the two parties discussed the conditions in Sindh especially Karachi alongside the political situation which has emerged following the General Election 2018.
Earlier, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) had claimed that it has the support of a sufficient number of lawmakers to form governments in both the Centre and Punjab.
The PTI is also making efforts for the formation of government in Punjab and for this purpose it has started contacting leaders of different parties and independent candidates.