Pakistan

PML-N seeks Altaf's support for top Senate posts

LONDON/LAHORE: The political landscape of the country saw surprising development on Monday when Punjab Chief Minister and top PML-N leader Shahbaz Sharif telephoned MQM chief Altaf Hussain, ARY News reported.

Sources said it’s after almost 17 years that MQM and PML-N contacted at leadership level.

Shahbaz contacted Mr. Hussain to seek MQM’s support for PML-N’s candidate for top Senate slots.

During the conversation, the Punjab CM urged the MQM chief to support his party in electing Senate’s chairman and deputy chairman..

MQM currently holds eight seats in the Senate, hence its support to any party for top Senate positions will be crucial.

The MQM chief replied that party’s coordination committee will look into the matter and decide accordingly.

Earlier, Shahbaz also inquired after the health of Mr. Hussain.

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