KARACHI: The upcoming election is a contest between pro-Taliban and anti-Taliban parties, Awami National Party (ANP) Sindh leader Shahi Syed said on Wednesday.
Syed was addressing a joint press conference along with leaders of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).
Claiming that the terrorists are dictating the agenda, the ANP leader said the criminal elements want parties sympathetic to terrorists in the National Assembly. He said this will help them implement their nefarious designs for Pakistan easily.
Stressing that the people of Pakistan are against terrorism, Syed requested ulemas to issue decrees against it.
Reiterating the former coalition partners’ resolve to contest elections come what may, the ANP leader said the parties will fight for Pakistan until the death of their last member.
MQM deputy convener Farooq Sattar, while addressing the media, said the three parties have kept their differences aside for a greater purpose.
He further criticised the interim authorities and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) for not doing anything to stop the ongoing terror spree.
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