The Muttahida Qaumi Movement has parted ways from the joint opposition citing reservations over what the party called Panama papers.
According to sources, the leadership of the MQM had problems with how some leaders in the opposition had also been named in the Panama Papers for having offshore companies.
The sources privy to the development said MQM had reservations over offshore companies of the leaders of opposition parties, therefore, party has decided not to support the joint opposition.
The MQM leadership has summoned Mian Ateeq and Barrister Saif to Karachi for deliberations on the issue.
Citing 'reservations over some matters', MQM also did not attend a joint meeting called by opposition party leaders on Tuesday to formulate a joint strategy after the prime minister’s speech in parliament.
Meanwhile, reacting on the development, Pakistan People’s Party leader Aitzaz Ahsan said MQM is independent in making its decision. He also chuckled that the MQM had a history of parting and coming back.