KARACHI: Showering felicitations on party leaders for securing Senate seats hands down, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) head honcho Altaf Hussain Saturday vowed a revolutionary in Pakistan down the line.
“And that change will be spearheaded by none other than MQM,” said the party’s London-exiled leader tele-addressing an event held in the honour of Senators-elect Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif and Ms Nighat Mirza at MQM headquarters, Nine Zero.
This walkover was the pleasant upshot of a seat adjustment agreement between the MQM and Pakistan People’s Party –the always-at-odds coalitionists in the provincial government of Sindh usually make ‘strange bedfellows’ when a need of this sort arises.
Mediator extraordinaire, Senator Rehaman Malik, brokered the deal between his party and the MQM earlier in the day.
Applauding his efforts, Hussain pinned a lot of hopes on the Senators-elect with regards to MQM’s strong representation in the upper house.
“I hope both of them will become an embodiment of MQM’s manifesto, which is all about the revolutionary change the party wants to bring about,” said he adding,” The MQM is –and has always been– an anti-status-quo party.”
Hussain further said that it was only possible under the aegis of the MQM that a housewife (Ms Nighat Mirza) had made it to the Senate of Pakistan.