Altaf, Zardari discuss politics, party relations on phone

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chairman Altaf Hussain and Former President Asif Ali Zardari had a brief telephonic conversation on Saturday as both the leaders discussed the political situation and upcoming senate elections, ARY News reported.

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According to a statement released by MQM, former President and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman opined that Urdu speaking community holds the same right on Sindh as the Sindhi speaking community.

Zardari assured Altaf that if the two parties work as allies in the future the 40:60 power sharing agreement shall be implemented in letter and spirit.

The two leaders also discussed in detail the upcoming senate elections while agreeing to bring the matter on table in future meetings between PPP and MQM.

Hussain and Zardari also praised moderate leaders from both the parties like the former Interior Minister Rehman Malik who believe in politics of reconciliation and unity over politics of confrontation.

 The relations between the two parties were on their worst after MQM blamed PPP for the extrajudicial killing of its workers on January 28,2015 while on January 29, Altaf Hussain also termed Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah (also belonging to PPP) ‘responsible’ for the killings of MQM workers.

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Altaf, Zardari discuss politics, party relations on phone

by Anees Hanif