KARACHI: In an attempt to defuse the hostile environment between the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and the government, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Thursday established telephonic contact with PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri and appealed to the latter to show patience, DawnNews reported.
The MQM chief reportedly said that Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar and Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad, who are members of the government delegation formed to broker a settlement between the government and protesting parties, were making concerted efforts so that the issues between political parties could be resolved with a mutual understanding.
Altaf said that the concerned parties should take decisions after careful deliberation instead of acting in haste.
Earlier, the PAT had shut the doors on negotiations with the government after a last-minute attempt for a compromise deal failed and said it would observe “Yaum-i-Inqilab” on Thursday (today).
Qadri is expected to announce his future course of action at 3 pm today.
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