MQM to Welcome Imran Khan in Karachi: Altaf Hussain

In what appears to be an attempt to lower political temperature in the city, Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain has said his party will welcome Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan in Karachi.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain

He also congratulated in advance the PTI chairman for his party’s public meeting to be held in Azizabad on April 19 in connection with the April 23 by-election on a National Assembly seat (NA-246). Speaking from London to workers and supporters of his party who had gathered at the MQM’s election camp at the Jinnah ground on Tuesday night,

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Mr Hussain asked the PTI to maintain the sanctity of a martyrs’ monument, Yadgar-i-Shuhada-i-Haq, in the ground during their function. He said the MQM candidate would emerge victorious in the by-election.