MQM-P summons high-level meeting to pacify disgruntled members: sources

MQM-P summons high-level meeting to pacify disgruntled members: sources

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KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) summoned a consultative meeting of party leaders on Thursday afternoon to address reservations of its disgruntled leaders on the recently-held joint press conference with Pak Sarzameen Party Chairman Mustafa Kamal, sources informed Geo News.

The party leader, Dr Farooq Sattar, is expected to take disconcerted senior party leaders in confidence on his decision.

MQM-P’s party high command will also review the ongoing political developments after the press conference.

According to reports, a majority of the senior party leaders is seeking an explanation from Dr Sattar to inform them whether the party is going to hold an electoral alliance or a merger with the Kamal-led PSP.

Sources privy to the development have informed that senior party leaders Kishwar Zehra, Kanwar Naveed, Aamir Khan, Aminul Haq, Shahid Pasha and Shabbir Qaimkhani have expressed serious reservations over any alliance with the PSP.

Meanwhile, senior leaders MQM-P Rauf Siddiqui and Faisal Sabzwari said on Thursday that MQM-P will hold a political alliance with the PSP, and is not merging with it.

Siddiqui said that MQM-P will remain with its identity and PSP with theirs.

“With our full strength MQM-P will contest next polls,” he said. “The alliance was important because it was exacerbating political uncertainty in the city.”

Meanwhile, Sabzwari also categorically denied the impression of a merger with the PSP.

“We are just having a dialogue with PSP on the mechanism for a political alliance,” he said. “MQM’s name, flag, symbol is present, and God willing will continue to remain present in future.”

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