Central leader of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Farooq Sattar on Sunday said that Asif Hasnain’s defection from the MQM does not make any difference, asserting that those leaving the party under stress would return very soon.
“MQM leaders and workers should not panic. The party has had gone through a struggle of 38 years which will not go waste,” Sattar told a group of MQM workers who called on him at his house in PIB Colony.
The MQM leader also requested the army chief to help stop moulding of MQM workers’ loyalties under duress, adding that “the process of extrajudicial killings of MQM workers and cornering of the party should be stopped and its mandate accepted”.
To a question, Sattar said Hasnain’s parting ways with the MQM made no difference and he would talk more about it in tomorrow’s (Monday’s) press conference. “The time clock will now rotate backwards. Those who left the MQM under fear would come back to the party,” he averred.
Sattar also demanded that the Muttahida headquarters Nine-Zero be reopened and the party be allowed to take part in political activities.
According to the MQM spokesperson, Sattar also met with US Consul General in Karachi Mr Heath and discussed the country’s current political situation.