KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement coordination committee urged the opposition political parties to vote MQM’s nominees for the Speaker and Deputy Speaker slots in the National Assembly.

In a statement issued here on Saturday, it stated that MQM had decided to sit on the opposition benches in the provincial and national assemblies and the party would play its role for empowering the democracy and democratic institutes of the country.

It added that political and religious parties are in contact with the MQM over the subject of nomination of opposition leader in National Assembly. It said that MQM had decided to take part in the election of the speaker and deputy speaker.