KARACHI ( Muslim Times) – Coordination committee of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQMP) has sacked Dr Farooq Sattar as convener of the political party on Sunday, a day after the rift was reported to have been resolved.
Convener Kanwar Naveed Jamil addressed the media today in the metropolis and announced that Dr Sattar was relieved of his position as convener, effective immediately.
He complained that Dr Sattar’s mistake caused MQM’s resigtration to be cancelled by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). He said that senior members and workers of the organisation had elected Dr Sattar as the convener.
The announcement has come a day after a faction of MQMP led by Amir Khan had announced to call on Dr Sattar and resolve the differences, days into power tussle widely covered by the national television channels.
MQMP was divided into two faction over a difference of opinion among leaders concerning issuance of ticket to contest forthcoming Senate elections to Kamran Tessori.
A group that had the majority of MQMP leaders, led by Amir Khan had declared Bahadurabad office of the political organisation as the headoffice while Dr Sattar, joined by some 11 party leaders, insisted that the party stands its ground against the dissidents and would be oeprated in PIB Colony office.