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PPP invitation to join Sindh govt: MQM holds referendum today

June 20, 2013
MQM chief Altaf Hussain.—File Photo
MQM chief Altaf Hussain.—File Photo

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is holding a country-wide referendum today to seek the opinion of its workers and the general public whether the party should accept Pakistan Peoples Party's (PPP) invitation to join the Sindh government.

In view of the referendum, several polling camps have been set up in different areas of Karachi where MQM workers and the public will render their opinions.

After completion of the referendum, the party will decide its future course of action whether to join the provincial government or not.

Earlier, MQM’s coordination committee had announced holding of public referendum on party chief Altaf Hussain’s directive.

When Mr Hussain, speaking on phone from London, asked the people gathered there about their opinion, they unanimously said the MQM should stay in the opposition.

After this, he directed the coordination committee to hold the referendum so that the party could prepare its plan for the future.