MQM refutes PML-N’s claim about talks on formation of govt
LAHORE: (Web Desk) After the PML-N’s claim that it has reached a “principle agreement” with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on working together, the MQM said that the talks did not include any discussion on the formation of the next government.
Both the statements came after an MQM-P delegation led by Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui reached Jati Umra residence of Nawaz Sharif in Lahore and welcomed by PML-N chief and other leaders.
The MQM-P delegation included Siddiqui, Dr Farooq Sattar, Kamran Tessori and Mustafa Kamal while other side included Sharif brothers, Ishaq Dar, Maryam Nawaz, Rana Sanaullah, Ayaz Sadiq and Khawaja Saad Rafique.
Following the meeting, the PML-N in a statement said that both the sides had reached a “principle agreement” on working together.
It said, “We will work together in the interest of the country and public.” It also said that “basic points” had been agreed upon by both the parties.
As per the statement, the two parties held an hour-long meeting during which the leaders discussed the overall political situation and also party-level contacts established so far.
Soon after the meeting, MQM-P convener Khalid Maqbool told the media that the meeting with the PML-N leaders did not include any discussions on the formation of the next government. He added the elections had created a challenging situation. He stressed that all the political parties must play their role in steering the country out of national crises.
He said, “The stability of democracy is more important than anything else.”