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Two more senior MQM members quit over ‘policy differences’

KARACHI: Two more senior members of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Sunday quit the party politics after expressing their reservations on the policies, ARY News reported.

Senior Rabita Committee Member Amber Khan along with her husband Dr Nadeem parted ways with the MQM over the party policy differences.

According to our correspondent, Amber Khan has expressed grave disappointment over the party policy of confrontation and clashes on party martyrs day at Jinnah Ground in Azizabad area.

Meanwhile, Amber’s husband Dr Nadeem is said to be the personal advisor of founder MQM.

This was the second major setback for MQM-London within a day as former Port and Shipping Minister Babar Ghauri and Shamim Siddiqui earlier announced quiting Altaf-Hussain-led MQM faction.

Ghauri said he has resigned from the party membership and didn’t intend to join any other group or party for the time being.

The reason behind his decision to quit the party as well as politics is purely personal, he clarified.

He said he had never been associated with the MQM-Pakistan. The MQM is one and that is London-based, he said and added it would have been better if MQM-Pakistan and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) would have set aside their differences and merged into one.

Shamim Siddiqui said he was parting ways with the MQM founder because of his disagreements over party policy in the wake of Altaf Hussain’s anti-state speech on August 22, 2016.

On August 22 the same year, the MQM split into two factions with senior Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Farooq Sattar announcing that his party should operate from Pakistan alone, making it obvious to detach MQM’s Pakistan leaders from those in London.

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