Afaq not against merger of MQM factions, says governor.

KARACHI -- Amid criticism from the opposition against Kamran Tessori for violating the Sindh governor office and taking part in politics, Governor Tessori on Friday admitted that he was 'actively involved in the efforts to unite the political stakeholders of Karachi' and vowed to continue that 'service' for the betterment of the city.

Talking to reporters after meeting with Afaq Ahmed, chairman of the Mohajir Qaumi Movement (MQM), better known as MQM-Haqiqi, at his DHA residence, the governor said he did not 'have any personal agenda or vested interests' in bringing the MQM factions together and called it an exercise for sustainability in the city's political environment and peace.

'I am on a kind of mission to unite the people and I started these efforts soon after taking oath as governor,' he said. 'The people of the city are looking towards their political parties. So far I have very good meetings with all parties. The agenda should only be one: how to develop the city. I hope soon all stakeholders of the metropolis would sit...

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