Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Muttahida and PPP inch closer to forge alliance  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 24/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Khaleej Times) the muttahida qaumi movement (mqm) and the pakistan people?s party (ppp) have inched closer to announcing formation of a coalition government in sindh according to media reports

It is believed that the mqm will get five cabinet posts including two coveted slots of local government and home.


The express tribune reported that leaders of the two parties are also expected to meet at the governor’s house in a day or two where the portfolios would be finalised. the names of the potential ministers have been sent to mqm chief altaf hussain for approval.


According to sources the ministries of health information technology auqaf industries and commerce are likely to be offered to the mqm. all these departments were led by mqm ministers in the last coalition government. meanwhile out of the important ministries — local bodies finance planning and development and home department — one will be given to the mqm. if all goes well and the new coalition is formed in the province two advisers will also be appointed from the mqm.


However after the 18th amendment the sindh cabinet can only have 15 ministers and five advisers on the board.


Currently there are 16 ministers and two advisers serving as part of the provincial government. in case a coalition government is formed and five ministries are awarded to the mqm the ppp will have to remove six of its own ministers from their posts.


A section of the ppp is opposing coalition with the mqm in view of the mercurial nature of the its leadership who have been leaving the government at the slightest provocation.


Senior party leader syed khurshid shah yesterday ruled out the prospects of forming a coalition with the mqm while takings exception to repeated “anti-democracy statements of mqm chief altaf hussain”. altaf has been inviting the army to intervene and take over country’s affairs. ppp patron-in chief bilawal has also been critical of altaf hussain’s statements.


Former president asif zardari however is keen to rope in the mqm and asked the party leaders to stop making anti-mqm statements. earlier altaf made a similar statement. — news?khaleejtimes.com

for more news from khaleej times follow us on facebook at facebook.com/khaleejtimes and on twitter at ?khaleejtimes

follow ?khaleejtimes --


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 May 24 2015 - RAK Properties grants contract for USD2.72b Mina Al ArabMENAFN
(MENAFN) Abu Dhabi-based RAK Properties said that it has granted a construction contract to begin implementing phase 1 of its lifestyle marina at Mina Al Arab, Arabian Business reported.The lifestyle ...

 May 24 2015 - UAE- Al Mansouri expresses satisfaction at findings of report on e-government transitionEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) Minister of Economy Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri has expressed satisfaction at the results of the final report on transition to m-Government, which showed the ...

 May 24 2015 - UAE- Mohammed bin Rashid, Mohamed bin Zayed attend wedding reception hosted by Al MansouriEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, ...

 May 24 2015 - UAE- Saif bin Zayed honors five ADP staff members with Employment Excellence MedalsEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, has granted five Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) staff members the ...

 May 24 2015 - UAE- Dastardly attack that deserves to be condemned: paperEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) A UAE paper has said that there are few words that can describe the sick and seditious nature of the suicide bomb attack on a Saudi mosque on Friday. A lone ...

 May 24 2015 - Umm Al Qaiwain Ruler offers condolences to Kuwaiti Emir on the death of Al-KharafiEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Umm Al Qaiwain, has sent a cable of condolence to His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad ...

 May 24 2015 - UAE- ADNOC hosts Middle East's largest energy R&D summitEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, today welcomed over 1,500 research and industry professionals for the Abu Dhabi International Research and Development ...

 May 24 2015 - UAE- SKSH-RAK discusses CT pattern approach in diffuse lung diseasesEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) The Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital in Ras al-Khaimah, SKSH-RAK, is to organise the second Imaging Conference on Monday with the attendance of a number of ...

 May 24 2015 - A celebration marking Africa Day takes place in Abu DhabiQEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) A number of diplomats from different African communities have celebrated Africa Day in Abu Dhabi in the presence of many officials from the GCC and the ...

 May 24 2015 - Dubai Duty Free GK Village officially opens at Binotong in the PhilippinesEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) Dubai Duty Free, through its Corporate Social Responsibility arm, the Dubai Duty Free Foundation, in partnership with Gawad Kalinga, a Philippine-based poverty ...

more...


 






Google

Arab Advisors_12th convergence conf

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help