Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah stated that as soon as Altaf Hussain called, he left a meeting hurriedly to talk to the MQM chief. Qaim Ali Shah further stated that the MQM chief sounded emotionally charged up during the phone call. The Chief Minister of Sindh also stated that midway through the conversation, Altaf Hussain hung up the phone.
The MQM chief responded by stating that PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah’s attitudes were disappointing. He also said that he had called Asif Ali Zardari numerous times in Dubai but the latter had not responded to his calls.