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Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain meets President Asif Ali Zardari. — APP File Photo

KARACHI: President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday made separate telephone calls to Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ameer Haider Hoti and Deputy Prime Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi to discuss overall political situation of the country.

The president, who is in Karachi, greeted all of them on the occasion of Eid.

During his telephone call to the MQM chief, both leaders strongly condemned the blast outside Kaka Sahib Darbar in Nowshera and attacks on girls’ schools in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that resulted in loss of innocent lives and caused injuries to many.

Condemning the dastardly act, the president said that militants by targeting the innocent people were showing their real face to the world.

He said, “Such cowardly acts can never deter us pursuing our struggle against the militants till its logical conclusion.”

Both leaders discussed the overall political situation of the country, terrorism, promotion of democracy and other important issues.

They also agreed that the MQM and the PPP would continue to work together for overcoming challenges facing the country and said that both the parties would continue to play their due role for the progress and prosperity of the country.

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