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KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader Syed Sardar Ahmad on Sunday claimed that he chose not to contest the general elections.

Talking to Dawn by phone, Mr Ahmad, who was the parliamentary party leader of the MQM in the Sindh Assembly, said that he was awarded a ticket by the party for contesting the July 25 election from a provincial assembly constituency (PS- 97) in Korangi.

However, he did not consider it appropriate to contest the election and decided voluntarily to withdraw from the race to take rest for the time being, he added.

Published in Dawn, July 2nd, 2018