Pakistan: Political Leaders Vow to Serve Nation

Thu Feb 29 2024
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ISLAMABAD: Leaders of the Muttahida Qoumi Movement (MQM-Pakistan) on Thursday called upon all the political parties to engage in a national dialogue through the forum of the Parliament as the country could not afford instability in the current situation.

Talking to media at the Parliament House, MQM-Pakistan leaders Mustafa Kamal, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, and Farooq Sattar emphasized the Parliament’s central role as an institution for dialogue, urging all political parties to collaborate for the nation’s advancement.

Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui underscored the essence of genuine democracy, saying that public representatives are elected by the people and that without empowering the general public, democracy loses its purpose.

He emphasized the need for the constitution to safeguard the interests of the general public, which he felt had been overlooked for the past five decades. Siddiqui emphasized that his party’s mandate was authentic, and wanted to sever the nation.

On the occasion, Mustafa Kamal stated that MQM-Pakistan believes on dialogue, emphasizing their electoral mandate to resolve public issues rather than merely engage in protests. Kamal further stated that the objectives of the Parliament is primarily to focus on addressing public concerns, calling for dialogue within the parliamentary norms.   —APP

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