Shahi Syed refuses to meet Raja Pervaiz Ashraf

Published: June 25, 2012
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Syed has stated that he does not believe in “exhibitory meetings”. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Syed has stated that he does not believe in “exhibitory meetings”. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

KARACHI: Awami National Party (ANP) Sindh chapter chief Senator Shahi Syed has refused to meet newly-elected Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf during his visit to Karachi, Express News reported on Monday.

Syed has stated that he does not believe in “exhibitory meetings.”

The ANP spokesperson told Express News that Shahi Syed had been called to the Governor House to meet Ashraf, adding that the ANP is a coalition partner of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and they should meet like partners.

Ashraf is also expected to meet Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leaders at the party’s headquarters, Nine Zero, today.

Both ANP and MQM are coalition partners of PPP in the Sindh and federal governments.

Shahi Syed had earlier demanded that the PPP should treat ANP like they treat MQM.

“We have supported PPP unconditionally and we will do so in the future but they should think that if they can visit Nine Zero day and night, they should also visit Mardan House, which is a centre of Karachi’s Pashtuns,” Syed had said.

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Reader Comments (23)

  • Mazi
    Jun 25, 2012 - 1:33PM

    He can’t meet him but his party can vote for him in NA. What a Political Shame!!

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  • Shaheer Malik
    Jun 25, 2012 - 1:35PM

    Shahi has given appropriate treatment to our Crime Minister but they are still partners.

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  • Maryam
    Jun 25, 2012 - 2:49PM

    @Mazi: He can meet him but not in 90 or in Governor House. The PM should visit Mardan house as he is visiting 90. Good decision by Shahi Syed.

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  • Madiha R.
    Jun 25, 2012 - 2:56PM

    Shahi sahab should have put this condition before voting for PPP in NA.

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  • Anon
    Jun 25, 2012 - 3:55PM

    @maryam
    Respect is given to those who deserve it. IMHO, The ANP guys don’t deserve any

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  • Khan of Cape Town
    Jun 25, 2012 - 3:57PM

    Does not believe in “exhibitory meetings”. He believes in only “retaliatory adventures”.

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  • Ordinary Villager
    Jun 25, 2012 - 4:09PM

    Some stupids are thinking that he is not meeting new Prime Minister because of some Ideology and moral Uprightness and for their kind information all ANP member unanimously supported Raja Pervaiz in the Parliament and now they are whining to get the due share in Corruption and some good ministries as after the Destruction of Railways they want some other sectors to be like Railways. It is a fight of sharing of resources of corruption together and nothing else.

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  • Greens
    Jun 25, 2012 - 4:22PM

    Pagara House then 90, then 70 clifton and now Mardan House… I think if all these houses will remove from the map of Karachi then we will have Stable Karachi.

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  • Pashtun voice
    Jun 25, 2012 - 4:24PM

    Stand your ground Shahi Syed. Dont let them take you for granted.

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  • Pied Piper
    Jun 25, 2012 - 4:26PM

    What a hipocracy!!

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  • Noble Tufail
    Jun 25, 2012 - 4:29PM

    Many including perhapes shahi syed are still in shock … Raja Rental and PM???

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  • Sultan Khan
    Jun 25, 2012 - 4:31PM

    At one moment he is saying that ANP should not be compared with MQM and at the other comparing MQM he is demanding the PM to come to his house. Had the demand come from Asfandyar Wali he would have been justified. Shahi is only the provincial chief and has only two seats in the Sind assembly whereas MQM more than fiftyRecommend

  • Amanat Ali
    Jun 25, 2012 - 4:51PM

    bye-bye RENTAL Minister.

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  • Sara Khan
    Jun 25, 2012 - 5:16PM

    Good Decision by refusing to meetRecommend

  • Jun 25, 2012 - 5:17PM

    Hahah, THE pm Should visit Mardan House, do you really think they give ANP that importance that you are seeking for.

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  • BaBa Blacksheep
    Jun 25, 2012 - 7:48PM

    Dear Shai, find some body who does care

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  • KnoWhat
    Jun 26, 2012 - 12:47AM

    Bilawal hse, 70 Clifton, Pagara House, Nine Zero are all the respective Party Head Quarters. Mardan House is not ANP’s HQ. ANP HQ is in KPK not in Karachi. This is just a local branch office not the Head Office that’s why Shahi Sahab. By the way, go with your Party Agenda not personal or you will be left alone Sir!

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  • DXB
    Jun 26, 2012 - 1:38AM

    @Baba

    your comment on this page suggest, you do care.

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  • Haris
    Jun 26, 2012 - 2:05AM

    ANP is no less important than MQM to ppp or other parties. Those who are rejoicing this visit of PM to nine zero and no visit to mardan house would soon start biting ur nails as the PM would definitely visit Wali-bagh, if not mardan house. Zardari knows how to honour friendships, alliances and committments.

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  • Future_of_Pak
    Jun 26, 2012 - 5:20AM

    Joker alert again, this joker doesn’t want to meet the other joker Rental Joe because the ANP is not getting enough kickbacks from the PPP theives.

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  • Navaid
    Jun 26, 2012 - 5:41AM

    What is ANP?

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  • Sajjad Ahmed
    Jun 26, 2012 - 1:50PM

    Double standards.
    First they voted him in, now showing principles off.
    Shame ,,,

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  • Riaz Khan
    Jul 1, 2012 - 8:11PM

    I appreciate the stand of Senator SHAHI SYED. A.N.P has supported the PPP govt without any black-mailing . Mr Zardari, PM Ashraf and the PPP must remember all these.Recommend

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