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
 Dec 21 2014 - Oman's Napco revenue hits USD34.95m in 9MMENAFN
(MENAFN) Oman's National Aluminum Products Company (Napco) announced it has registered a net profit of over OMR USD1.25 million as well as revenues totaling to USD34.95 million during the ...

 Dec 21 2014 - Dubai's Nakheel to restart USD550m Vietnam projectMENAFN
(MENAFN) Nakheel, the Dubai property developer, announced that it will propose a plan to restart a delayed project in Vietnam's northern province of Quang Ninh, which has an estimated value of USD550 ...

 Dec 21 2014 - Etihad Cargo records tonnage high in NovemberMENAFN
(MENAFN) Etihad Cargo, the freight division of UAE flag carrier Etihad Airways, announced it has carried 53.292 tons of cargo in November across its global network, thus achieving an all-time record ...

 Dec 21 2014 - Cold weather forecastJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency) The weather is expected to be relatively cold in most parts of the Kingdom and fair in the Jordan valley and Aqaba.Clouds will build up during the evening increasing ...

 Dec 21 2014 - Israeli warplanes bomb southern Gaza StripJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency)  Israeli warplanes bombed dawn Saturday, east of Khan Younis in the southern of Gaza Strip.This attack is the first since the end of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza ...

 Dec 21 2014 - Egypt to reopen Rafah crossing: OfficialJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency)   Egypt will reopen the Rafah border crossing point with the Gaza Strip during the next two days for traffic heading in both directions.The head of the Palestinian ...

 Dec 21 2014 - Ombudsman Bureau refers 20 cases to ACC: OfficialJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency)  Ombudsman Bureau has referred a number of complaints involving suspicions of corruption to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).The Ombudsman Bureau's Acting President, ...

 Dec 21 2014 - King departs on a working visit to BahrainJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency)  His Majesty King Abdullah II left home on Saturday on a working visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain, where he is expected to meet the Bahraini King, Hamad Ibn Isa Al ...

 Dec 21 2014 - Judeh, S. Korean Foreign Minister discuss ties, regionJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency)  Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs Nasser Judeh, and his South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se, discussed bilateral relations and the latest developments in ...

 Dec 21 2014 - Obama signs bill to enhance cooperation with IsraelJordan News Agency
(MENAFN - Jordan News Agency)  US President Barack Obama on Friday signed legislation to further enhance cooperation between the United States and Israel, mainly in defence and security fields.The ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

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