The chief of the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), Altaf Hussain said Saturday that the old relations with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) would continue in the larger interest of the country, particularly for promoting peace and stability in Sindh province.
According to a statement issued by the MQM on Saturday, Hussain stated this while speaking to Interior Minister Rehman Malik, who called on him in London.
The current political situation in the country was discussed in detail in the meeting that lasted for over three and a half hours, the statement said.
Hussain said that his party believed in retaining relationships with all democratic forces in the country, including the PPP. It was decided in the meeting that the core committees of the MQM and the PPP would restart dialogue on all discordant issues.
It was also decided that both the parties would contest general elections individually but there could be a possibility for adjustment on certain seats.
Rehman Malik praised the role of Altaf Hussain for the continuation of democracy in the country and said that the PPP government could not possibly have completed its tenure of five years if the MQM chief had not extended his support. APP