Farooq Sattar backs Mushahid Hussain’s Senate bid


ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar has extended support to Mushahid Hussain Syed for the Senate elections.

Sayed is among the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidates who are contesting as independents due to a Supreme Court decision which disqualified Nawaz Sharif as party president and declared his actions null and void.

A PML-N delegation met with representatives of MQM-P at the Parliament Lodges after which he announced support to Mushahid Hussain Syed.

“We are not supporting him [Mushahid] because he is overseeing CPEC and we want Chinese visas,” Sattar said jokingly as he spoke with reporters alongside Sayed and PML-N leader Mushahidullah Khan.

Sattar stressed that Syed would listen to MQM-P’s observations on CPEC and work towards making it a truly national project.

Keeping with the light-hearted banter during the entire news conference, Sattar said it was possible that Syed might join MQM-P after winning the election as an independent candidate.

“Since he is an independent he might join the MQM after winning,” the MQM-P leader said wittingly.

Sattar added that he would make a new chapter of the party and call it MQM-Pakistan PML-N chapter which would be headed by Syed.

Sattar told another independent ( PML-N) candidate Asad Junejo not to lose hope for the MQM support in the Senate elections.

Sattar said that the outcome of Senate elections should not be influenced by money. He said whether it be Mushahid Hussain or Mushahidullah, both were political workers.