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Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani addressing a press conference. – AP File Photo

LAHORE: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Sunday stated that political unities were being formed for the sake of national interest, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to the media in Lahore, the prime minister stated that he had spoken to the Chaudhry brothers on the telephone regarding the agreement with PML-Q. He said that the agreement will be finalised and made official this evening during the PPP – PML-Q meeting.

Gilani said that MQM and JUI were their allies in the provincial governments and can be brought back to the federal government as well.

The prime minister also stated that he had telephoned MQM Chief Altaf Hussein and had taken him in confidence regarding the deal with PML-Q.