LONDON: The federal government on Tuesday contacted Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) and formally invited a delegation to meet with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
In a statement issued from its London Secretariat, the MQM said that the party had accepted the invitation and a high-level MQM delegation will meet with Nawaz Sharif on Thursday afternoon at the PM House in Islamabad.
Sheikh Rasheed, Rehman Malik call Altaf Hussain
Meanwhile, the chief of Awami Muslim League (AML) Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Rehman Malik called MQM chief Altaf Hussain to discuss the prevailing political situation.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Rasheed twice called Altaf and discussed the country’s political scenario. He also talked about the rallies the opposition groups were planning to hold in Islamabad along with other important issues of the country.
Meanwhile, PPP Overseas President and former interior minister Malik also called MQM Chief and discussed the current political situation.
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ET doesn't like Urdu but (doobtay ko tinkay ika sahara)
@Mujtaba: King Maker or Opportunist!
It shows that the goverment is in a state of panic and is trying its best to get support from those who demanded PM resignation just 48 hours ago. MQM was awating an offer to join federal cabnit and would readily accept the lucarative ministry of Shipping.
Its a win win situation for both parties but both will say that they are doing this in larger NATIONAL interest.
@Mujtaba: this is a ground fact,
@Muhammad Rizwan Ali: Exactly true,
Political maturity, magnanimity and malleability in action from no other political entity but MQM Trust MQM to act responsibly as usual and to lean and lend weight to where national interest lies. MQM at its super best, rejoicing at the thought that once declared a political pariah is contacted by both sides. Triumph of haq parasti
Now they know Importance of MQM.........
Like it or not, all roads to Islamabad pass through 90, soon sense will prevail
Looks like MQM is the kingmaker in the politics of Pakistan despite its somewhat miniature status.