The Awami National Party (ANP) candidate on Monday announced to support Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan (MQM-P) and withdraw from the NA-242 contest during in general election 2024, ARY News reported.
The MQM-P leader, Mustafa Kamal, held a meeting with the leaders of the Awami National Party (ANP) during his visit to their party office in Baldia Town.
The ANP candidate Arshad Sohail withdrew in favor of MQM-P Mustafa Kamal from the NA-242 constituency.
Mustafa Kamal in a statement asserted that the strategic alliance between ANP and MQM-P will bring peace and development in Sindh.
The ANP has recently announced unconditional support for MQM-P candidates in five constituencies of Karachi South for the General Elections 2024.
As per details, the MQM-P delegation called on ANP Sindh leaders during which the latter announced to withdraw its candidates from NA-240 and NA-241 in favor of the. Dr. Arshad Vohra and Dr. Farooq Sattar of the MQM-P are contesting the elections from NA-240 and NA-241 respectively.
The ANP also withdrew its candidates from PS-108, PS-109, and PS-110 while announcing unconditional support for the MQM-P candidates. The ANP spokesperson said that the party s Sindh President Shahi Syed also approved the decision.
The MQM-P delegation included Dr. Arshad Vohra, Dilawar Khan, and Iftikhar Qaim Khani while from the ANP Haji Hanif, Shah Agha, and Ishaq Swati were present in the meeting.
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The development came hours after the MQM-P announced support for ANP Sindh President Shahi Syed candidate on PS-88 Karachi in the upcoming polls in the general election 2024.
Addressing a joint press conference, Senior Deputy Convener of MQM-P Syed Mustafa Kamal said that his party will unconditionally support Shahi Syed of ANP.
He termed the adjustment between the two parties in Karachi as a historic step in provincial and central politics. Reacting to Kamal s comments, Shahi Syed said that both parties will work on solving the problems of the provincial capital as ANP also possesses the street power.