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MQM-P won’t support PPP candidate in Senate polls: party convener

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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.

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