LAHORE: Leaders of two rival parties, the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), met here Tuesday, which signals that gulf between political opponents is narrowing ahead of upcoming general elections in the country, SAMAA reports.
The MQM delegation, led by party’s Deputy Convenor Dr Farooq Sattar, met JI chief Syed Munawar Hasan at Mansoora, Lahore, and discussed the current national political scenario.
Speaking to media representatives afterwards, Sattar said the two parties had agreed that political relations would further be strengthened and cordial relations be forged in order to steer the country out of crises.
“The government doesn’t seem to be going to hold timely elections in Pakistan,” the JI chief feared. To which the MQM leader called for the polls.
Farooq Sattar said “our party has proved that it’s the real opposition and we are confident of making contacts with ANP, Jamat-e-Islami and PML-Q in greater interest of the country.” -- SAMAA