MQM(P) postpones MPC, as no one showed up

KARACHI: No major political party showed up at the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan(MQM-P) multi party conference that was scheduled for today to discuss matters pertaining to “conspiracies against the solidarity of Pakistan, elimination of corruption and empowerment of local governments”.

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Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, Jamaat-i-Islami, Awami National Party, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl, All Pakistan Muslim League and Pakistan Peoples Party had been invited to attend.

However, on Tuesday morning, almost all of these parties stated that they would not be attending the MPC.

Addressing a press conference, MQM-P supremo Farooq Sattar regretted the “major, important parties’ decision” to “boycott” the conference.

“Our MPC has turned into a press conference,” Sattar said as he began addressing the media.

“We had called the conference today to discuss matters of national importance. We made an effort to contact all parties and sent representatives to extend invitations,” he recalled.

Sattar claimed that all parties had confirmed that they would attend the MPC on Monday night, but on Tuesday, “one by one”, they “suddenly” announced through the media that they would not be attending.