President Zardari gets mandate to negotiate with MQM
ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari was given a mandate to hold talks with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in the wake of Altaf Hussain’s two-day ultimatum to restore peace in Karachi.
The mandate was given to the President by Sindh cabinet at a meeting held in the capital city of Islamabad today (Wednesday).
Speaking on this occasion, President Zardari said that MQM’s apprehensions would be addressed through talks.
“I want to take the Sindh cabinet on board for holding talks with MQM,” Zardari said.
“If the United States can hold talks with the Taliban after ten hours, why can’t we do the same with MQM?” he asked.
After the cabinet’s meeting, President Zardari convened a meeting of PPP’s ministers.
On Tuesday, Altaf Hussain gave the President and Prime Minister a two-day ultimatum to restore peace in Karachi. SAMAA