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The Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan (MQM-P) and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) have decided to regroup with “one name, one symbol, and one manifesto”, said Dr. Farooq Sattar. This is after a tumultuous year for the party and it announced a complete disassociation from their former leadership based in London.
This news has received mixed reactions from politicians and the general public alike. Strong condemnation by MQM leaders has also pushed Dr. Sattar to announce a meeting today with his party at 5 pm.
Refuting rumors of a merger, Faisal Sabzwari stated that MQM and PSP had only formed an “alliance” and not announced a merger.
Tonight @DFSMQM talked about an Alliance as the Leader of MQM Pakistan. We are & we will be talking to other political parties as well
— Faisal Subzwari (@faisalsubzwari) November 8, 2017
Pervez Musharraf, in a video message on Wednesday, welcomed this alliance even before its formal announcement.
— APML (Official) (@APMLOfficial_) November 8, 2017
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) leader Asad Umar regarded the event as a long-formed conclusion.
Jis din sey psp banee hai hum kah rahey hain election sey pehley yeh aik ho jaein gey. Yeh tu hona hi tha
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) November 8, 2017
Naeemul Haque said there was “nothing wrong” with the announced alliance, however, he raised questions over the leaders’ past.
Nothing wrong in these parties uniting but there are criminal elements in both MQM and PSP who supported Altaf in his murderous spree for thirty years. They need to be exposed and brought to justice. People of Karachi want justice and truth.
— Naeem ul Haque (@naeemul_haque) November 8, 2017
Nabil Gabol even named the new party.
— ARY Videos (@ARYVideos) November 8, 2017
MQM-London leader Nadeem Nusrat labeled the MQM-PSP merger a conspiracy establishment to weaken Altaf Hussain’s hold over Karachi.
— Nadeem Nusrat (@nadeem_nusrat) November 8, 2017
This is how general public reacted to it.
MQM-PSP alliance/merger is old wine in new bottle. Only Idiots will believe in it
— Ali Raza (@AliRazaTweets) November 8, 2017
Probably after intense social media backlash both parties are rethinking about it. ALH was ideal for PSP but he’s afraid of MQM-PSP merger?
— Iftikhar Kazi (@IftikharKazi) October 25, 2017
Musharraf quick to welcome newly formed MQM-PSP alliance, why wouldn’t he? He is the architect of this alliance with the help of his previous buddies. Fugitive at his best. https://t.co/K3KUzrU2mr
— Mehran Khan Narejo (@mehran_narejo) November 8, 2017
Disagreed, PTI has the popular vote here & most us knew MQM-PSP nexus since long. PTI would poll very well in GE18 because our voter here only votes from GE to GE. https://t.co/2bnh6IaW2X
— PTI POLITICS (@PTIPOLITICSS) November 8, 2017