MQM not to field contender against Pervez Musharraf in Karachi

MQM will  support Ex- president Pervez Musharraf and the party will not placed a nominee against him if he made a decision to contest 2013 general elections from Karachi.This was mentioned by Dr Farooq Sattar, MQM leaders in the NA and a close confidante of Altaf Hussain, in an interview with a private tv channel on yesterday.

The judgement didn’t come as a big surprise as Dr Farooq Sattar pointed out that the party’s assistance for the self-exiled Ex- president stemmed from Musharraf’s close connections with MQM leader Altaf Hussain.He also mentioned that Musharraf’s “nurturing” of democracy and assistance for the local govt system would also be a main factor into the MQM’s judgement of not fielding a nominee against him in Karachi.

MQM’s help for Musharraf is reasonable as the ex- army leader gave a free hand to the party to operate the issues in Karachi, the country’s business center, and Hyderabad the 2nd biggest city of Sindh province.Despite a signal of political assistance, Dr Farooq Sattar, however, suggested Musharraf to think “100 times” before taking a judgement to go back to Pakistan given the major threat to his life.

Musharraf officially introduced his political party the All Pakistan Muslim League in London a year ago on October 2, 2010, and has declared to go back to Pakistan on March 23, 2012.

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