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Govt decides not to accept resignations of MQM members: sources

ISLAMABAD: The meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the chair, to discuss the issue of resignations of MQM members, has decided not to accept resignations of Mutahidda legislators, ARY News reported on Thursday.

According to sources, the government would send a delegation to the MQM members to convince them take back their resginations.

The government, sources said, has so far not in mood to accept resginations of the MQM members.

The members of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Wednesday tendered their resignations from the National Assembly, Senate and Sindh Assembly over the party’s reservations about Karachi operation.

The government after earlier indecisiveness with regard to the response on the resignations, came into action and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar started contacts with MQM leaders to settle the issue. According to some reports, Dar also assured the MQM leaders to address the reservations of the party.

Co-chairman of Pakistan People’s Party, Asif Ali Zardari, has also directed Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah to convince the MQM leaders for taking back the party lawmakers’ resignations from the provincial assembly, party sources said.

A meeting of the PPP leaders likely to be convened next week to discuss the implications of the resignations of MQM MPAs.

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