Karachi - The nationalists as well as other federal parties, which are part of the federal government, are not happy with the step of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz of shaking hands with the MQM by visiting its headquarter 90 and inviting it to join the central government.

The nationalist groups have warned the PML-N that it may lose its old allies in Sindh if it accepts the MQM in the federal government.

Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh, PML-F’s parliamentary leader in Sindh Assembly, told The Nation that his party has no objection over the sudden contact of PML-N with the MQM but being ally they should have been taken into confidence.

He said that every party had its right to take its own decisions and getting support and forming an alliance with any party is part of politics. He added that his party has no objection over the PML-N’s step of shaking hands with the MQM.

Meanwhile, nationalist leader and president of Qaumi Awami Tehreek Ayaz Latif Palijo said nomination of Urdu-speaking candidate for presidential election without consulting former allies of Sindh and visit to MQM’s head office 90 to seek support and inviting for alliance can damage PML-N’s future politics in the province, besides it strengthens the MQM which has been isolated in the wake of money laundering investigation in London and murder allegation on the party leaders in assassination of Dr Imran Farooq murder case.

Another nationalist leader and chief of Sindh United Party, Jalal Mehmood Shah termed this step a big mistake of the PML-N.

He said that getting support of the opposition party was the beauty of parliamentary politics but giving invitation to the MQM to join the central government would be a big mistake and blunder of the PML-N.

Criticising the former ally, the nationalist leader said that PML-N government after coming into the power was repeating the mistakes of past.

He termed the petition in the Supreme Court to reschedule presidential elections a political mistake of the PML-N, which provided PPP an opportunity to use it against the government and boycott the elections.

He said MQM after investigations of money laundering in London had been isolated but the PML-N had strengthened it further in the country by inviting it in federal government.  The nationalist leader warned the PML-N to avoid joining hands with the MQM otherwise it would lose its old allies of Sindh.