Pakistan

MQM rejoin government after concessions


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The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) announced yesterday that it would remain a member of the ruling coalisition government.

The move came after Prime Minister Yousef Raza Gilani of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) said that the government would reverse their decision to raise fuel prices and would also postpone a new tax system which was designed to raise more revenue.

The PPP require the 25 votes of the MQM to maintain the 172 seats needed for a parliamentary majority.

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