MQM-P, PTI sign nine-point MoU for government formation

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Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Friday signed a nine-point memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the formation of a new government in the centre.
The two parties reached the agreement following a meeting at Bani Gala residence of PTI chief Imran Khan. The MoU was signed by MQM-P’s Faisal Sabzwari and PTI leader Arif Alvi.
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the joint opposition at a multi-party conference on Thursday unanimously decided to sit on opposition benches while fielding joint candidates for the slots of prime minister, speaker and deputy speaker of the National Assembly.
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