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Uniting Parties for Common Goal was Not Taken Seriously: Farooq

Karachi (August 22, 2017): MQM-P’s chief Farooq Sattar said they planned the APC with utmost seriousness and contacted ‘all important’  political parties to unite them for the sake of common goal.

MQM-P’s chief Farooq Sattar, addressing the media alongside party leaders, thanked media persons for their support.

Sattar claimed after promising to come to the APC by Monday night, all of a sudden in the morning the APC was boycotted by the parties. “We got to know through the media about the political parties’ decision to boycott the APC,” said Sattar.Around noon on Tuesday, several political parties through their spokespersons sent out the word, declining the MQM-P’s invitation aimed at reaching out to other political players.

He thanked those parties that were still ready to be a part of the APC.

Sattar claimed they are the second largest party of Sindh but still their attempt at uniting parties for the sake of a common goal was not taken seriously.The MQM-P chief said the parties that boycotted today’s APC have in fact rejected the party’s stance that it adopted on August 23, a day after the controversial speech of the party’s founder from London and subsequent emergence of the ‘Pakistan’ faction of the MQM.

“Those that didn’t show up today have strengthened the London narrative,” argued Sattar.He categorically rejected the practice of holding anti-Pakistan speeches and burning the country’s flags.

Sattar said him and not Mustafa Kamal ensured the segregation of the MQM.

Sattar claimed after promising to come to the APC by Monday night, all of a sudden in the morning the APC was boycotted by the parties.

“We got to know through the media about the political parties’ decision to boycott the APC,” said Sattar.Around noon on Tuesday, several political parties through their spokespersons sent out the word, declining the MQM-P’s invitation aimed at reaching out to other political players.

He thanked those parties that were still ready to be a part of the APC.Earlier, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan postponed its All Parties Conference (APC) after major political parties refused to attend the ‘grand meeting’ Tuesday.

The major political parties who turned down MQM-P invitation to attend its APC include Pakistan Peoples Party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Jamat-e-Islami, Pakistan Muslim League factions (PML-N, PML-F), Sunni Tehreek, Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl and others.

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