Sanaullah's statements: MQM content after Rashid's reassurances

PML-N distances itself from Sanaullah's statement, and should not have a bearing on the relations of the two parties.

Web Desk July 29, 2013
File photo of MQM Rabita committee. PHOTO: MQM/FILE

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) called on an urgent meeting on Monday night in light of some statements made by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah, reported Express News.

Earlier in the day, Sanaullah had said that their opinion about MQM had not changed and that the two parties had "unresolved differences", despite the latter's support for the PML-N's presidential candidate.

"We think of the them in exactly the same way as before," he had said, refuting the claim that the two parties had resolved their differences.

However, after Information Minister and PML-N leader Pervaiz Rashid distanced the party from the statement, the MQM reconciled and reiterated their support for the PML-N presidential candidate.

Rashid said that Sanaullah's statement should have no bearing on the relations between two political parties, particularly in light of the presidential elections.

"What Sanaullah said was different from the standpoint of PML-N."

Rashid said that PML-N views the mandate of MQM "with respect", adding that the people have placed their trust in the party.

The presidential elections for which PML-N have nominated Mamnoon Hussain will take place on Tuesday.

Earlier in the week, Hussain along with federal finance minister Ishaq Dar and information minister Pervaiz Rashid had visited MQM's headquarters in Karachi to secure their votes for the presidential elections.

Justice Wajihuddin is the other candidate who has been nominated by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).