KARACHI: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Asad Umar has said government wants to see Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui back in the cabinet.
A delegation led by Asad Umar held a meeting with Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leaders at the party’s temporary headquarters in Bahadurabad to assuage their reservations.
Speaking at a post-meeting press conference, Asad Umar said Khalid Maqbool didn’t retract his decision to quit the federal cabinet.
He said they apprised the MQM-P leadership of progress on the ongoing federal government-funded schemes in Karachi.
He acknowledged that there remain certain issues that warrant attention, adding the people of Karachi have been denied their due rights for decades.
Asad Umar said the issues would be sorted out during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Karachi visit in the first week of next month.