PPP accepts MQM’s invitation for rally

KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party on Thursday accepted MQM’s invitation for attending its rally being organised on July 6 to show solidarity with Pakistan Army for fighting militants in North Waziristan.The invitation was extended by MQM delegation during a meeting with Sindh Minister for Information Sharjeel Inam Memon at his residence on Wednesday. The four-member MQM delegation comprised provincial assembly members Khawaja Izharul Hasan, Khalid Bin Vilayat, Dr Arshad Vohra and Mehmood Abdul Razzaq. Excise and Taxation Minister Mulesh Kumar Chawla was also present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, Memon said that the country is facing challenges of terrorism and the entire nation is standing alongside Pakistan Army against fighting it.Federal government’s decision to take on militants is a good decision, he said adding that PPP had accepted MQM’s invitation for July 6 gathering. He said that PPP and Sindh government had clear stance on IDPs that we would not leave them alone in this difficult situation.MQM Deputy Parliamentary Leader in Sindh Assembly Khawaja Izharul Hassan said that today’s meeting was aimed at extending invitation to PPP for July 6 rally and we had asked Memon to convey our message to Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah, who was currently in Islamabad. He said that on the directives of MQM chief Altaf Hussain, the party was in contact with all religious and political parties for getting support for the rally and they had extended invitations to all political and religious parties. He said, “We not only support Pakistan Army’s action against militants but are standing alongside them in this fight against extremism.”

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