KARACHI: Muttehida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), rejecting the offer of PPP, has said that it would support Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) candidates in March 3 Senate Election.
“We are a part of the federal government and there is no reason for us to not stand with the government,” MQM-P Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui told.
Two days ago, a PPP delegation visited the MQM-P office in Karachi. The leaders of Sindh’s ruling party offered the MQM-P their support for two Senate seats from Sindh.
In exchange, the PPP demanded the MQM-P’s support for Yousuf Raza Gillani, its candidate from Islamabad.
Siddiqui said the MQM-P MNAs will be voting for Gillani’s rival Abdul Hafeez Shaikh.
“He is indeed our candidate,” Siddiqui said, when asked if the MQM-P lawmakers will actually vote for Shaikh.
The MQM-P convener thanked the PPP leaders for visiting the party office in Karachi and said that MQM-P would support PTI in the Senate Election.