Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) senior leader Dr Farooq Sattar on Saturday said that he wants to have a meeting with the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar to discuss what he called “engineered politics” in Karachi, a private news outlet reported.
MQM-P’s PIB Colony faction head released a video message and claimed that his party’s lawmakers and parliamentarians are coerced to change their allegiances. “A number of leaders’ loyalties were also forcefully changed in 1992,” he said.
Complaining about his party not being allowed to do politics in Karachi, Sattar said he would not come back from the top court and the army headquarters without expressing his grievances.
“I want to reveal secrets in front of Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar,” adding, “Now, I have left the ball of Muhajir cause in the CJP and the COAS’ court.”
The MQM-P leader said he would meet and inform the COAS that the party is ready to clear the way for whosoever he desired.
Repeating the claims that his party members are being threatened and forced to join Mustafa Kamal’s Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), Sattar accused that there is a great conspiracy to finish the MQM-P.
He denied the prevailing narrative that party leaders are shifting sides due to the divisive dynamics within MQM-P.
Adding that mistrust is being planted in members who are loyal to the party for the past 38 years, Sattar said that this policy cannot sustain for long.
He claimed Shabbir Qaimkhani had parted ways due to mistrust as well. “Few entities are deliberately creating mistrust,” he alleged without naming anyone in particular.
Rejecting the rumours about Nishat Zia also joining PSP, Sattar called it ‘propaganda’ with no truth in it.
When asked why the MQM-P and the PSP are expected to enter a coalition. Sattar said he would prefer to die than join the PSP. “My life and death will be with the MQM-P,” he said.
He expressed confusion and questioned why his party would join hands with PSP would.
Sattar underscored that the recent developments were taking place just months ahead of the general elections, which is precisely the reason he expressed a desire to meet both the nation’s top judicial and military authorities.