Dr Farooq Sattar wants 250 votes for each selfie with him

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KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar has said that he wants 250 votes in exchange of each selfie he allows people to take with him.

He was at the City Courts here to obtain bail in two cases registered against him. Both bails were granted against a sum of Rs20,000 each.

People at the court asked him for selfies with them. “Selfies won’t be for free,” said Sattar and added, “Each selfie will be for 250 votes.”

The politician was absconding in two cases because of which the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had rejected his nomination papers for the NA-245 constituency on Tuesday. The returning officer (RO) had said that Dr Sattar did not mention that he was an absconder in two cases anywhere in the nomination papers submitted by him.

Dr Sattar’s lawyer claimed that his client was unaware of the two cases.