ISLAMABAD: Reacting to PTI’s Karachi chapter head Firdous Shamim Naqvi saying that his party was compelled to joined hands with the MQM, PTI leader Naeemul Haq said on Monday that Naqvi’s statement is his personal opinion.
“This is not party policy ,” said Haq, adding that the party entered into a coalition with the MQM for national interest.
Naqvi made a misleading statement and the party is still abiding by the agreement with the MQM, he added.
Haq also said that PTI Chairperson Imran Khan would soon summon Naqvi and ask him to explain his statement.
Talking to the media, another PTI leader, Imran Ismail, said that a new relationship has been developed and both parties should refrain from making such statements.
During a press conference on Sunday, Naqvi said, “The PTI has not taken a U-turn. We went there [to meet MQM leaders] because it was a necessity and compulsion.”
We think Imran should become prime minister, so we made some compromises, he had said.
Naqvi was of the view that the MQM suffered a setback in the July 25 general elections due to the performance of its Karachi mayor, Wasim Akhtar.
The PTI leader’s remarks came two days after the MQM announced that it would support the PTI in the National Assembly, giving the party the required majority to elect Imran as prime minister.