MQM co-ordinator Muhammad Anwar said his party wanted to see an end to corruption
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Pakistani coalition partner MQM leaves government

The future of Pakistan's coalition government has been thrown into question after the withdrawal of one of its main partners.

The Karachi-based MQM said it was leaving the coalition to protest against the government's poor performance.

The Pakistan People's Party leads the current coalition - but without the MQM it has no parliamentary majority.

Muhammad Anwar, the MQM's co-ordinator, told the BBC the party wanted to see fair taxation and an end to corruption.

  • 02 Jan 2011