MQM chief Altaf Hussain in a meeting with President Zardari in London. - File photo

KARACHI: On President Asif Ali Zardari’s assurance Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Wednesday took back three-day ultimatum to its coalition partner, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) of fulfilling its ‘legitimate’ demands, DawnNews reported.

President Zardari talked to MQM chief Altaf Hussain over telephone and assured him on fulfilling all valid demands of the government’s ally.

MQM on Monday had given Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) a three-day ultimatum to fulfill their demands.

The statement, issued by the Rabita Committee after its meeting held simultaneously in London and Karachi, had said that working in coalition with the PPP has become impossible as despite repeated assurances it has failed to meet their demands.

According to sources, the president lamented that already agreed matters of mutual interest were not implemented accordingly.

Zardari assured the MQM chief that all issues between the two parties will soon be resolved by his personal intervention.

Hussain thanked the president and directed Rabita Committee of the party to take back its ultimatum.

Moreover, the MQM chief paid homage to the president over his courageous speech at the United Nation’s General Assembly session.

Earlier today, the MQM also boycotted the federal cabinet meeting due to its reservations over local body system in Sindh.



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