KARACHI - Ruling out the possibility of joining the PPP-led Sindh government, Muttahida Qaumi Movement has signaled a no-confidence movement against Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah.

Talking to media men at MQM headquarter Nine-Zero on the occasion of MQM’s membership campaign, MQM Senator Babar Ghauri on Friday said the Sindh government had miserably failed to provide relief to the people of Sindh, and Tharparker situation was a glaring example of this failure. He said the option to bring a no-confidence movement against the CM Sindh was open before the party for the betterment of the masses.

He said MQM was not considering preferences to rejoin the Sindh government and all doors leading towards negotiations with the PPP had been closed. Everyone is worried as no visible work by the provincial government has been witnessed yet. The entire condition of the urban and rural areas of the province has been ruined due to negligence of the government, he added.

He said MQM was in contact with all the political parties in Sindh and had discussed the current political situation of the province especially the Tharparkar famine. Application for the slot of the opposition leaders in Sindh Assembly will be forwarded next week.

MQM senator further added that MQM wants good relations with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz federal government. He demanded Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to visit Thar himself and federal government should oversee the relief activities in Thar.

Meanwhile, MQM has started its membership campaign from MQM Headquarters Nine-Zero. Campaign was started by filling the membership form of party coordination committee members. Speaking on the occasion, MQM deputy convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said only the MQM could change the fate of the country and could resolve all the issues of the people. He invited people from all walks of life especially the students to come forward and participate in the MQM membership campaign. He said everyone had to come forward and promote the political philosophy of MQM chief Altaf Hussain. He said MQM’s aim was prosper and developed Pakistan and to provide justice to the deprived people. The change would only be possible when people who had been suffering for long would be empowered to resolve the issues, he added.

MQM senior leader Dr Farooq Sattar told that party is initiating the campaign on the directives of MQM chief Altaf Hussain. He said MQM was the only party who sent the youth from the middle class to the legislative assemblies.\PTI protests fake cases against Imran, others: Scores of PTI workers and office-bearers held a demonstration on Friday, protesting against implicating party chairman Imran Khan and other leaders in fake cases.

The protesters, who were carrying banners and placards, gathered outside the Press Club and chanted slogans against the present government.

Addressing the participants, the district leaders strongly condemned the government’s step of implicating the party leadership in what they said the fabricated cases. They demanded the case to be withdrawn; otherwise, they warned to extend the magnitude of their protest.

Separately, hundreds of shopkeepers and traders blocked main Mirwah Gorchani-Mirpurkhas Road, protesting against Taluka police for not registering an FIR into the murder attempt a hotel owner and security guard during a robbery.

Led by hotel owner Ghulam Rasool Sheikh, the protesters were carrying banners and placards, and raised slogans against the taluka police. They demanded the government to take notice of the incident and direct the police officers concerned for registering an FIR and bring the accused to justice.