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Musharraf refutes rumours of being leader of MQM-P, PSP

DUBAI: Former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Sunday denied reports as ludicrous that he was considering taking the leadership reigns of the Mutahidda Quami Movement (MQM-P) or the Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP). In a video statement, the former president said that he was being dragged unnecessarily in Karachi's politics,  and therefore it was necessary to issue a clarification. Musharraf said is keeping a close watch on the politics in Pakistan particularly the changing scenario in Karachi, and is deeply…

Cracks appear in Musharaf’s alliance as several parties part ways

ISLAMABAD: The cracks begin to appear in newly formed alliance of 23 political parties under the leadership of former president General (retd) Pervez Musharaf barely within 24-hours. Just a day later of alliance formation announcement, several parties have begun dissociating themselves from Awami Ittehad alliance. Tahir-ul-Qadri’s Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) distanced from the 23-parties alliance on Saturday, besides Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) denying being part of the alliance. The party has not reached to a…

SIC backs PAT, PML-Q ten-point agenda

KARACHI: Chairman of Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) Sahibzada Hamid Raza on Sunday announcing its support to grand alliance said formation of grand alliance is mandatory for electoral reforms, ARY News reported. Sahibzada Hamid Raza welcomed the ten-point agenda presented by Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PMLQ) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). He demanded that government to impose agricultural emergency in the country for five years as well as to allocate 5-percent of the budget for agriculture. Chairman SIC asked to stop the…