MQM-P’s Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui speaks to reporters in Karachi. — Screengrab
MQM-P’s Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui speaks to reporters in Karachi. — Screengrab

MQM-P Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has said that political and financial stability is paramount for the country’s well-being than anything else at the moment.

Talking to reporters after a meeting with a PML-N delegation in Karachi, Siddiqui said talks with the Nawaz-led party mostly centered around resolving the crises faced by the country.

He urged political leaders to foster a “conducive atmosphere” and work on a cohesive plan to safeguard Pakistan’s interests before having talks on forming the next government.

He cautioned against confrontation among political forces, warning that such tensions could lead Pakistan into a severe crisis.

To a question about the formation of the next government, Siddiqui said that discussions on this topic have not yet taken place. He emphasised the importance of engaging with all political parties on the matter before any decisions are made.

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