KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has called on the government to refrain from a confrontation of institutions and called for matters to be resolved between institutions through dialogue.
In a statement issued late Wednesday night after the party's Coordination Committee in Karachi and London met, the MQM said that it was in the country's interest to resolve all issues. MQM chief Altaf Hussain has approved the points raised in the meeting, at which attendees discussed the current situation in the country in detail.
The statement notes that the MQM has been an ally of the government in difficult times. It has advised the government to refrain from a clash of institutions because the country is passing through a trying period and there are dangers lurking from all sides. At such a time, the MQM has said, the country cannot withstand a confrontation of any kind. The party has also advised the government to uphold the law and constitution.
The party earlier issued a statement that it was suspending all political and organisational activities until the burial of veteran politician Pir Pagara.
Altaf Hussain calls Zardari
MQM chief Altaf Hussain called President Asif Ali Zardari, with the two leaders discussing the current situation in the country, according to a party statement issued from London.
Hussain advised Zardari to refrain from a confrontation of institutions given the threats facing Pakistan right now. Hussain told the president that issues needed to be dealt with patience and understanding.
The president, according to the statement, agreed with the MQM chief and said that no step will be taken that will lead to confrontation or increase any distances.
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