KARBALA: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) MNA Ali Raza Abidi has made a dramatic U-turn on his decision to resign from the party and National Assembly.
Abidi, who is in Karbala to mark Chehlum, tweeted yesterday that he was quitting MQM-P and resigning from NA-251 as this is not what he believed in and stood for.
His response came shortly after MQM-P leader Dr Farooq Sattar and PSP head Mustafa Kamal held a joint press conference in Karachi and announced that the two parties would form an alliance to contest the next polls under one election symbol.
But hours later, Ali Raza Abidi responded to journalist Waseem Badami on Twitter and appeared to retract his earlier statement.
The MNA went on to say that he had no objection to a working relationship between the two parties for Mohajirs.
“I stand by my words. If it’s a merger, I quit. But if it’s just a move to pave way for a working relationship for Mohajirs and KHI then ok.”
I stand by my words. If it’s a merger, I quit. But if it’s just a move to pave way for a working relationship for Mohajirs and KHI then ok.
— Syed Ali Raza Abidi (@abidifactor) November 8, 2017
Story first published: 9th November 2017