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Musharraf’s Conviction; MQM-P Leaders Meet Former President in Dubai

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leaders Wasim Akhtar and Haider Abbas Rizvi on Wednesday met the convicted former president of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf in Dubai.

A spokesperson for the MQM-P, Faisal Sabzwari said in a statement that party leaders termed the decision against the former president Pervez Musharraf as “regretful” and assured full support to him.

The statement said that Pervez Musharraf thanked the MQM-P for the support.

Faisal Sabzwari, in a statement, said that MQM-P leaders inquired after Musharraf and appreciated his services for Karachi and Pakistan.

The MQM, then united and led by Altaf Hussain, was an ally of the former president from the era 2001 to 2008. The party even staged rallies in his support.

The party was also accused of waging attacks on rallies of supporters of on May 12, 2007, that left at least 48 people dead in Karachi.

On 12 May 2007, Pakistan Peoples Party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Awami National Party and Jamaat-e-Islami had taken out rallies in support of the former chief justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry while MQM opposed the move.

Musharraf has been awarded death sentence by a special court under Article 6 of the constitution in the high treason case against him.

A special court headed by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth on Tuesday sentenced former Army chief Pervez Musharraf to death.

Samra Mazhar

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