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MQM stays indecisive over PPP’s offer in senate polls

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-Pakistan) Convener Kanwer Naveed Jameel on Sunday said that Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) has a history of breaking promises and no decision has yet been taken not to vote for government candidate Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in Senate elections.

Talking to media in Karachi on Sunday, he said that the MQM-Pakistan is an ally of the government but they do not know anything about the future.

He clarified that the party leadership did not attend the luncheon arranged by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) because there was a communication gap.

Kanwer Naveed said that those who want to buy their vote were still trying but no one can buy MQM’s votes, however, he said that contacts in politics do not end.

Earlier today, a delegation of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) had excused from attending the luncheon arranged by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to discuss Senate polls.

Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi told that MQM-P is government’s allies and that its members were unable to participate in the session due to their busy schedule.

It is to be mentioned here that PTI had arranged a meeting of MQM-P and Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) over the Senate elections.

Earlier, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) had offered two Senate seats from Sindh to MQM-P in return for vote to Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) joint candidate for Senate polls, Yousuf Raza Gillani.

Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that PPP’s candidates are ready to hand over the general and women seat to the MQM-P for support to Yusuf Raza Gillani in Senate elections.


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