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ANP accepts MQM invitation to visit Nine Zero

July 25, 2012

Leaders of MQM and ANP interact with media representatives in Islamabad on Wednesday. – Photo by Online

ISLAMABAD: A delegation of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) met with leaders of the Awami National Party (ANP) on Wednesday. During the meeting, ANP leaders accepted the MQM's invitation to visit Nine Zero in Karachi, DawnNews reported.

The meeting took place at the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa House in Islamabad where leaders from ANP Sindh were also present.

Speaking to media representatives after the meeting, MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar said that “the country’s political and religious leadership must sit together in order to save the country”.

He also told reporters regarding his talks with ANP leaders on Karachi's law and order situation.

Moreover, ANP leader Haji Adeel said that his party believed in resolving issues through negotiations.

Adeel lauded MQM's proposal of a round table conference, adding that, so far, his party had not contacted the prime minister on the subject.

Adeel added that "restoration of peace in Karachi was important to both MQM and ANP."