KARACHI - Zubair Ahmed Malik, president of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry, S M Muneer, former president-FPCCI, and FPCCI's vice presidents Gulzar Firoz, Shaheen Ilyas Sarwana, Naveed Jan Baloch, Abdul Khaliq Khan, Azhar Saeed Butt, Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Zafar Jalil Khan, and Rukhsana Jahangir Khokhar have appreciated the decision of the MQM to back the PML-N candidate unconditionally in the upcoming presidential elections.

In a joint statement released by FPCCI, the leaders of the business community lauded the vision and political maturity of Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, MQM chief Altaf Hussain, and Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad in reaching this understanding for the betterment of the country. The business leaders welcomed the gesture of both the political parties to set aside political differences in the best interests of Pakistan. They said that country is facing multiple challenges and all political forces should be on one page to counter the major issues such as terrorism, economic crisis, energy shortage and inflation. In this respect, MQM and PML(N) had taken a good initiative to cooperate, which would hopefully set a good example for other political parties also.