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MQM denies Musharraf’s inclusion as party leader

A day after a video statement of the counsel for Pervez Musharraf surfaced hinting inclusion of the former president in the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan as a leader, the Karachi-based party on Tuesday rejected any such development.

The MQM, in a statement, cleared doubts regarding speculations over the ‘plus one’ formula proposed by Ahmad Raza Kasuri.

The party also rejected speculations carried out by the local media regarding a meeting between the former president and MQM leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan.

“MQM rejects media speculations over meeting of Khawaja Izharul Hassan with Pervez Musharraf and Ahmad Raza Kasuri’s statement must be considered as his personal desire,” the statement stated.

“Musharraf and Izhar talked about political situation of country during the informal meeting but no such formula was discussed in the meeting,” it added.

The party statement, however, incorrectly mentioned that Khurshid Kasuri, the former foreign minister, had issued the video statement while in reality it was Ahmad Raza Kasuri — the counsel for Musharraf — who had issued the statement.

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