KARACHI  - Co-ordination Committee of Muttahida Qaumi Movement has announced that the MQM would take part in the general elections under all conditions.

Talking to MQM chief Altaf Hussain on telephone here on Saturday, committee members said that their spirits were high and they were undaunted by terrorism, violence, killings and threats. 

It told Altaf that they would face conspiracies against the MQM but would not surrender before terrorism under any condition.  Altaf paid tribute to the members and said that his nameless workers had always been a source of strength for him.

PML-N applauds MQM

Staff Reporter adds from Lahore: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has lauded the stand adopted by MQM and other parties to take part in elections braving every threat from terrorists who have unleashed attacks on poll campaigners in Karachi and Quetta.

Hopefully the indiscriminate aims of terrorist elements would be frustrated by all the political parties by taking part in upcoming elections, said a PML-N senator, Tariq Azeem. 

He was of the view that timely and transparent conduct of elections was a must for the country and the masses who have pinned hopes on upcoming polls for “a change”.

The PML-N leader said terrorist elements wanted to sabotage elections, but their designs would be failed through a collective approach and a determination of all the political groups to ensure conduct of elections at every cost.

“Lately, public meetings and offices of political parties have come under terrorist attacks, yet it was heartening that these parties are undeterred and are keen to take part in election process,” observed the PML-N leader, saying this is a positive way indeed to cope with nefarious designs of evil doers.

Azeem exhorted the people not to be budged by terrorist threats and must come out on the polling day to exercise their franchise right. He also affirmed that continuation of the democratic process through timely elections was the principal solution to for extremism-free Pakistan.