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Long march discussed on call from Altaf to PM pervaiz Raja

altaf-rajaChief from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Altaf Hussain,  spoke to Prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf around the developments in the long march brought by chief from the Tehrik-i-Minhajul Quran (TMQ) Dr Tahirul Qadri. During mobile call towards the premier, Hussain stated Qadri and the supporters should show restraint and seek an answer over their requirements through meeting. The MQM chief stated the nation couldn’t afford a clash of these magnitude or strife of the kind. Talking with Hussain, Pm Ashraf stated the federal government was ready for talks with Qadri and the supporters, adding their reasonable demands could be met. In early hours of Tuesday, Qadri had addressed hundreds of 1000’s of protesters in Islamabad, giving the federal government until 11am to dissolve all assemblies and under accord resign.“This president and prime minister…they are now ex-presidents and prime ministers. Their time is over. Dissolve the national and provincial assemblies by the morning. I am giving you until 11 am to step down or else the people will start making their own decisions,” said Qadri,” stated Qadri. “These countless supporters have spoken. They’ve declined your so-known as mandate. You’re no longer their representatives.”A large crowd of supporters, by a few estimations between 25,00 to 50,000, put in to the federal capital in early stages Tuesday, brought by Qadri, a cleric who many accuse of attempting to sow political chaos in front of elections.Qadri, a Pakistani-Canadian who came back to Pakistan recently after many years in Toronto, accuses the federal government of corruption and mess, and requires sweeping reforms to become passed with a caretaker administration before polls. A week ago, the MQM had introduced that it wouldn’t join the long march but would still extend ‘moral support’ towards the TMQ chief for electoral reforms.