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MQM-P backs call for early general elections

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KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan — the key government ally — Saturday called for early general elections in the country, ARY News reported.

MQM-P convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that early elections should be held in the country. He said that country was passing through a difficult phase and the scourge of high inflation has swallowed the prosperity of Pakistan.

“We supported the government for the sake of democracy,” he said and hinted MQM-P can part ways with PTI-led federal government if democracy can run without allies.

Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Shahbaz had said fresh elections should be held in the country immediately.

The PML-N President while talking to media along with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief and Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) head Maulana Fazlur Rehman had demanded the federal government to hold immediate elections in the country.

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“Only transparent and immediate elections can put the country on track,” Shehbaz Sharif added.

Launching a tirade against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, the JUI-F chief had said that “present government has ruined all state institutions”, adding that immediate elections should be held in the country to put the country on track.

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