Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the political activities of MQM in Pakistan.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) is a political party in Pakistan with representation in the National Assembly (24 seats) and is in coalition in the provincial government of Sindh province. Conduct of political parties in Pakistan is a matter for the Pakistan authorities, but in our engagement, we encourage all political parties to act within the constitution and law of Pakistan.

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