ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Thursday resolved for supremacy of constitution and termed the rising political tension dangerous for the country.
Both parties reaffirmed their commitment to democracy when MQM delegation met with National Assembly Leader of Opposition Syed Khursheed Shah. Both sides however advised the government to refrain from creating hurdles in the way of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI’s) long march.
Talking to media, Shah said that PPP and MQM have common stance for the sake of democracy adding that a long march is the democratic right of PTI and it should be allowed for it.
He also advised the government to refrain from a crack down against the marchers, as it would not be good for it. Dr Farooq Sattar also termed the hurdles in the way of long march, an undemocratic norm and urged that the democratic attitudes needed to be adopted for the sake of country.
Farooq said that a middle ground must be sought to steer the country out of the current political impasse. He noted that the political tension in the country was causing an adverse impact on the entire country. “If tensions kept on rising, then entire national life would cripple”, Sattar believed and suggested that a “give and take” policy should be adopted to achieve a solution.
He also called any adventurism a bad omen for the country that cannot afford any such thing at present.
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