KARACHI (Muslim Times) – Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) showed signs of intensifying split as party chief Farooq Sattar and leader Amir Khan held separate meetings with their respective groups.
Sources confirmed that the split has been caused due to Senate elections due on March 3, 2018. MQM-P leaders have not entirely converged on the matter of awarding Senate tickets as four Senators from the party are set to retire this year.
Farooq Sattar remains the convener of one committee while the other was organised by Aamir Khan at Bahadurabad office which was chaired by Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.
acording to details, MQM-P in an earlier meeting at the party’s Bahadur Abad office decided to award tickets for the upcoming Senate elections to Farogh Naseem, Nasreen Jalil, Aminul Haque and Shabbir Qaimkhani.
However, MQM-P convener Dr Farooq Sattar suggested the name of deputy convener Kamran Tessori for the ticket which was opposed by Senior Deputy Convener Amir Khan. The party leadership indulged in a heated argument over the names after which Farooq Sattar walked out of the meeting.
The row further deepened when the two senior members of MQM-P called separate party meetings. Dr Farooq Sattar convened the meeting at PIB Colony office while Amir Khan called an urgent meeting at party’s Bahadur Abad office.
Talking to workers at PIB Colony Dr Farooq Sattar disagreed with the decisions taken in the meeting held at Bahadur Abad and termed the meeting as unconstitutional and the violation of party discipline.
During his address Farooq Sattar has called a meeting of MQM-P general workers on Tuesday) at PMC ground to decide the future strategy. He also sought support from MQM-Haqiqi and PSP for the sake of people of Karachi.