KARACHI: Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM)-London has announced to revoke party membership of its Pakistan-based senior leader Farooq Sattar – who recently severed ties with MQM’s London leadership.
According to a statement issued from London, the MQM said Farooq Sattar was no more a parliamentary leader of the party as his membership has been revoked.
The MQM-London spokesperson said MQM leaders were free to resign from their seats.
Decision to revoke Sattar’s party membership was taken after endorsement of party founder Altaf Hussain.
In his August 23 press conference, Sattar had announced to sever ties from MQM’s London leadership and said all decisions would now be taken from Pakistan.
He said slogans raised against Pakistan were never under the party policy. “I want to make it clear that we won’t allow such acts to be repeated from MQM’s platform.”
He said MQM chief Altaf Hussain apologised for his remarks, but it made us think how long it would continue.
“The mistake is being repeated from the same platform –whether it’s reason being mental health or stress. It’s high time to address that issue first,” he said in an indirect reference to party chief.