KARACHI: Co-chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain Sunday night exchanged congratulations over the unopposed election of senators from both the parties after a seat adjustment deal.
“In a telephonic meeting late on Sunday both the leaders, whose parties are allies in the provincial government of Sindh vowed seamless political cooperation down the line, letting the bygones be bygones,” Samaa also learnt that they bade adieu to each other with a mutual pledge to ensure that no hard feeling from the past political rows ever gets the better of any partner in the days to come.
“They also gave their word to each other that the ‘history of conflict’ will not be allowed to repeat itself, no matter what,” sources added.
This senatorial walkover was the pleasant upshot of a seat adjustment pact between the MQM and the PPP, which are, more often than not, at loggerheads despite being coalitionists in the provincial government of Sindh… but jump to make ‘strange bedfellows’ under the doctrine of necessity.
Mediator extraordinaire, Senator Rehaman Malik, brokered the deal between his party and the MQM a day earlier.