PPP decides to support MQM in NA-246 by-polls

02:57 PM | 2 Apr, 2015
PPP decides to support MQM in NA-246 by-polls
KARACHI (Web Desk) - Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Thursday decided to support Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) in by-elections on NA-246 in Karachi, TV channel Samaa reported.

TV report said, 15 members are contesting for the National Assembly seat, except PPP which decided to withdraw its candidate in favour of MQM.

Major contest on the seat, vacated by former MQM leader Nabil Gabol, will be between MQM’s Kanwar Naveed Jamil and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Imran Ismail.

Both MQM and PTI have set up their election cells for April 23 elections in the constituency, considered as ‘home ground’ of MQM.

On Wednesday, leaders from PTI and MQM held negotiations vowed to forge peace and political harmony in the city following Tuesday’s standoff between supporters.