PTI prepares to topple Murad govt

Fawad Chaudhry coming with special assignment

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KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) has decided to topple PPP’s Sindh government taking advantage of JIT report which accuses Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and other ministers of being part of mega money laundering scam.

Federal Information Minister Fawad Choudhry will fly into the provincial metropolis tomorrow for holding talks with  different political forces of Sindh so that an in-house change could be managed, sources in PTI maintained.

The anti-PPP forces including MQM-P would be given due share in the new govt with PPP’s MPAs supporting the new government while remaining within the party to escape action under defection clause.

The Grand Democratic Alliance or GDA, a combination of nationalist parties of Sindh, will be playing a decisive role in the formation of new government.

Sindh Governor Imran Ismail is already in talks with all stake holders who in principle have agreed to help topple the Murad government, PTI sources said, referring to the visit of Governor Ismail to Sukkur where he met GDA leaders besides Khawaja Izhar of MQM-P.

The Governor Sindh, however, categorically rejected the possibility of imposition of “ Governor’s Rule “ in Sindh.

Meanwhile, Firdous Shamim Naqvi, the leader of the opposition in the Sindh Assembly, yesterday presided over a consultative meeting with the leaders of Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) in Karachi to trigger a ‘vote of no-confidence’ against Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.

Reportedly, GDA’s members of the provincial assembly (MPAs) also participated in the meeting, whereas the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) stayed away.

Moreover, PTI’s Haleem Adil Sheikh, who has been elected as a member of the Sindh Assembly from Constituency PS-99 (Karachi East-I), has claimed that after the expected arrest of Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, the party could split into many factions, and further revealed that the party’s 20 MPA’s were in contact with him for their possible ‘shift to PTI’.