Sindh ministers from the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) have submitted their resignations to Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad.
Members of the MQM who are acting as advisers in the provincial government will tender their resignations to Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah.
The provincial ministers resigned after the MQM announced it was parting ways with the PPP-led coalition government over withdrawal of cases against Lyari gang war criminals.
During a news conference on Saturday, Sattar had said the MQM stood by the PPP in difficult times, but the PPP did not reciprocate in an appropriate manner.
“We stressed the need to let the local government system continue for devolving power at the grassroots level and for continuing development works. But the PPP abolished the local government system.”
Sattar alleged that hindrances were created in the working of the MQM ministers and that issues were taken up in the meetings of the core committees of the PPP and the MQM but the non-serious attitude on the part of the PPP persisted and the problems remained unresolved.
“We placed our grievances before President Asif Zardari and other leaders of the PPP but the situation did not change,” he said.
Sattar said that the PPP also created the Peoples’ Aman Committee and gave it a licence to kill shopkeepers, traders, business persons and other innocent citizens.