ISLAMABAD- Leader of Opposition in Senate and senior leader of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Aitzaz Ahsan said Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has prolonged the situation by observing Youm-e-Ehtajaj.

Talking to journalists today, he said Khursheed Shah had apologized regarding the word ‘Muhajir’ adding that Shah cannot belittle Muhajirs as they themselves are servants to the ones who migrated from Makkah to Madina.

We respect Mujhairs and Pakistan owes them as they uplifted Pakistan by contributing their skills to the nation building, he said. He further stated that MQM is coloring the situation and giving it a different meaning.

He further clarified that some newspapers had associated his comments over the language used in Gujrat rally with chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan, his comments were instead meant for chief Awami Muslim League (AML) Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad and that he totally refutes such a gesture.

In response to a question Aitzaz Ahsan said he does not foresee mid-term elections. Chief Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Allama Tahirul Qadri is gone as he realized his demands would not be met and so will Imran Khan, he added. Criticizing MQM he said MQM has been associated with each and every government ever since in every form, either in federal or provincial government regardless of the party in power.