Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) London-ridden party boss Altaf Hussain said this while sweet-talking Co-chairman Pakistan People’s Party Asif Ali Zardari over the phone.
“Any party that wins polls on merit reserves the right to have a due share in the government so that it can serve the people who elected them,” Hussain said.
Both these parties were at daggers drawn a few weeks back but made ‘uneasy peace’ to unceremoniously enter a ‘marriage of convenience’ only to secure seats without having to wait until senate elections.
According to sources, both the leaders vowed to make this ‘marriage’ last by not letting the ‘history of conflict’ repeat itself yet again.
Zardari, the former president of Pakistan, who rose to power in the PPP after the assassination of his wife Shaheed Benazir Bhutto was quoted as saying that Pakistan’s current affairs begged for a politics that was an embodiment of reconciliation.
The widower of country’s former prime minister seconded Hussain’s call for unity, fraternity, and tolerance in the strongest of words.
Apart from exchanging pleasantries, showering each other with gestures of goodwill, and laughing together like good old buddies, they also hashed out the emerging political situation in the wake of senate election.