Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Deputy Convener of the Rabta Committee Dr Farooq Sattar warned on Monday that a conspiracy was being brewed to to delay the elections by resorting to bloodshed and terrorism.
Speaking to media representatives at the Sindh Assembly, the MQM legislator said that in order to ensure peaceful polls, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and the caretaker government would have to play a proactive role. Sattar further told the media that the MQM Rabta Committee was holding ‘internal consultations’ over nominating names for the post of caretaker prime minister, adding that the party would inform President Asif Ali Zardari once a consensus is reached.
Replying to a query on the prevalent law and order situation of Karachi, Sattar said that “an All Parties Conference would be convened on the matter soon”. Sattar also regretted that local government elections had not been held, adding that five years had passed with his party wavering over whether it should stay in the government or join the opposition benches.