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‘MQM won the election, and we need them’: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Making a firm stance on retaining electoral alliance with the former foes, senior leader Pakistan Tehreek-e-insaf Fawad Chaudhry says that Muttahida Qaumi Movement has won the election and PTI needs them. Speaking to journalists here, the PTI leader said his party would prefer to go forward with the MQM as a stakeholder. He further added that the process of Imran Khan’s oath-taking was very important. He informed that the party’s parliamentary committee meeting would nominate Imran Khan as the prime minister…

Ebad steps in to salvage MQM alliance with PTI

KARACHI: The Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM-P) is mulling over forming an electoral alliance with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) which is set to form the next federal government. The MQM has reportedly placed several terms and conditions for forming an alliance which includes vote recount on eight constituencies, development package for Karachi whose authority should be given to the local government. However, former Governor Sindh Ishrat-ul-Ebad has stepped in the new political setup and has urged the MQM to forge…

Pakistan’s alliance with US over after aid suspension, says Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said that he see the alliance with the United States as over after Washington suspended security-related assistance to Pakistan. "We do not have any alliance” with the US," said Asif said in an interview on Friday with the Wall Street Journal. "This is not how allies behave." The foreign minister’s statement comes among increasingly tense exchange in the past week between the two countries, but relations have frayed but not being broken to several differences. Pakistan…

‘Jamaat-ud-Dawa, LeT men are patriotic, have all the right to do politics’

KARACHI: A month after claiming that he is the biggest supporter of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Saturday said he is ready to enter into an alliance with the two parties for "Pakistan's safety and security", ARY News reported. "They (LeT and JuD men) are patriotic people, they have laid their lives for Pakistan, who can object if they form a political party," said Musharraf. He added that so far the two parties have not approached him but if they…

MQM-P’s offer of alliance still valid for PSP, says Faisal Sabzwari

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Rabita Committee member Faisal Sabzwari on Saturday said their offer of alliance with the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) was still valid which had been categorically stated by Farooq Sattar, ARY News reported. "We have not closed the doors for the PSP and neither would do so. There is no truth in the claim, which is very hilarious, that the MQM-P wanted amalgamation with the PSP," he said addressing a press conference in Karachi. The presser was supposed to be addressed by…

MQM’s Kamran Tessori says alliance with PSP remains intact

KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement - Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Kamran Tessori on Friday clarified that the party's alliance with the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) remains intact, and there was only a difference on the terms and conditions of the agreement. Appearing on ARY News program, Tessori said that the MQM stands on the alliance and its clauses which Farooq Sattar had said during the press conference with Mustafa Kamal. He admitted that there were animosity and a difference of opinion between the two parties during the…

Musharraf launches 23-party alliance, offers ‘Mohajir leadership’ to join him

LAHORE: Former president general (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Friday founded a 23-party alliance as chairman with the title of Pakistan Awami Ittehad (PAI), ARY News reported. "The alliance formed in Karachi broke within a few hours for lack of leadership. The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has become ill-famed, therefore, Mohajir community should gather under one umbrella with new name," he said offering Mohajir leaderships to join him in his bid to unite the Pakistani nation. He also brushed aside the notion that he would…

MQM-PSP merger will have no effect on PPP: CM Sindh

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Thursday appeared unfazed over the alliance between the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM-P) and the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP). The chief minister while addressing media said the formation of new political parties and alliances in the province would make no difference for Pakistan Peoples Party as it is a deep-rooted secular political force of the country. CM Sindh inaugurated the Trade Exhibition 2017 'Emerging Pakistan' at the Expo Centre along with Governor Sindh…

PSP will never resort to politics of ethnicity, says Mustafa Kamal

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Chairman Mustafa Kamal on Monday said that his party will never enter into an alliance with MQM-Pakistan as Farooq Sattar's party is still doing politics of ethnicity. Speaking exclusively to ARY News, Kamal said that his party has a clear stance that whoever is doing politics over "Mohajir identity" in Karachi is the greatest enemy of Mohajirs (Urdu/Gujarati speaking immigrants from partition). "If I will do the same, I too will be counted as the greatest enemy of Mohajirs as ethnic…