MQM-P’s Farooq Sattar resigns from party’s Rabita Committee


KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader Dr Farooq Sattar resigned from the party’s Rabita Committee on Thursday “due to personal reason”.

Speaking to media, Sattar confirmed the development and said, “I have tendered my resignation due to personal reasons.”

The development has come in the backdrop of Sattar’s confirmation that he is consulting with his close friends over an offer he had received from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to join the party.

“PTI wants me to contest the by-election on NA-247 from Alvi’s seat,” the MQM-P leader further said.

Sattar lost the NA-247 seat to PTI candidate Dr Arif Alvi during the July 25 polls. The seat is now up for the grab following the presidential election which saw Dr Alvi being elected as the country’s 13th president.

The veteran MQM-P politician said he was not consulted in decisions taken by the party. “There is still time for MQM-P to correct their mistakes and compensate for the mistakes made,” he added.

MQM-P confirmed receiving Dr Sattar’s resignation letter. The party spokesperson said that a delegation will soon meet its former chief to address his reservations.