KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Chief Farooq Sattar on Sunday said that his party workers were being pressurized and threatened to change their loyalties.
Talking to media persons here, Sattar dispelled an impression that party workers were switching their allegiance due to an internal conflict within the party. “MQM Pakistan has unity among its ranks,” he reiterated.
He said that all focus is being paid to small number of workers who have recently abandoned his party while claiming that a large number of people have also joined MQM-P in the meantime.
Appearing satisfied on Karachi’s mayor performance, Sattar said that the city mayor has been serving best despite lack of funds and support.
“The local government has limited power to address the civic issues timely,” he lamented.
Sattar said that funds worth Rs14 billion were issued during 2016-17 but only Rs4 billion were used in the development projects.
Earlier today, Sattar and city mayor Waseem Akhtar met Dawoodi Bohra community’s spiritual leader Dr Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin who is currently in the city to observe Muharram here.
It merits to mention here that PSP chief Mustafa Kamal on Saturday (yesterday) claimed that as many as 1900 people from various political parties including 919 members and office-bearers from MQM-P have joined his Party.
Kamal said that none of them was coerced to join his party.