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Farooq Sattar asks PTI govt to do ‘homework’ before making ‘big claims’

KARACHI: "It is a request to the government that before claiming big, do your homework first, otherwise it will all fall flat on your face," advised Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar on Wednesday.  Sattar gave these remarks while speaking to media outside the city court ahead of the Loudspeaker Violation Act case against the former convener of MQM. Lashing out at the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government, Sattar said, two major political parties of the country had already failed the masses,…

Election tribunal issues notice to Aamir Liaquat

KARACHI: An election tribunal here on Monday issued notices to PTI leader Aamir Liaquat Hussain, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and others on a petition challenging his victory at National Assembly seat, NA-245, in Karachi. The tribunal was hearing the petition filed by Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar challenging his rival candidate’s win in the July 25 polls. Aamir Liaquat and other respondents are required to come up with their response by October 19. The PTI leader had…

Khalid Maqbool says “will convince Farooq Sattar to withdraw resignation”

KARACHI: Convener of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM-P) Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that the party will make an attempt to convince Dr. Farooq Sattar to rejoin coordination committee of MQM-P. Siddiqui shared serious concerns over the decision of former convener of MQM-P to quit party's coordination committee. He further assured that the party's leadership will approach Sattar and will talk him into reconsidering his move of resignation. "Farooq Sattar is our part and will always remain the one," MQM-P convener…

Sattar says he has no role in selection of candidates

ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar says he has no role in the selection of party candidates for the coming general elections.  He was talking to the media after his appearance before the Returning Officer of NA-245. The MQM-P leader said he has no role in the award of election tickets to party candidates, adding that he had given a list of the candidates of PIB faction to the Coordination Committee. The Committee and Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui picked candidates for the polls, he…

Sattar’s nomination papers for NA-245 rejected

KARACHI: A returning officer on Tuesday rejected nomination papers filed by Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar for Karachi's NA-245 constituency.  The RO rejected his papers for concealing two cases in his papers in which he has been declared an absconder. Earlier, Sattar had said he is submitting nomination papers from NA-241, NA-245 and NA-247. Denying that he ever talked about boycotting the July 25 elections, he said the party is not being given free political environment to contest…

Dr Farooq Sattar proposed to launch ‘Southern Sindh Province Movement’

KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement–Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Dr Farooq Sattar has announced that he is going to launch “Janoobi Sindh Sooba Tehreek” (Southern Sindh Province Movement). He did this announcement on Monday when court confirmed that he could no longer run the party. He lost a request to Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, as they were running their own sections of the party, PIB and Bahadurabad, referring to the names of stronghold neighborhoods. They disagreement started on who should embrace the position of convenor.…

Sattar sniffs conspiracy to eliminate MQM-P

KARACHI: Mutahidda Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar has said that 'some elements' were conspiring to eliminate the party from political landscape of the country. "The leaders of MQM are being forced to take sides and shift their loyalties. Such practices have been followed before and are being employed again", he said in a statement. Internal rifts within the MQM-P were said to be brewing since the start of this year, but they became much more evident, making headlines when the party virtually split…

MQM-P MPA attempts suicide over criticism for ‘trading vote’ in Senate polls

KARACHI: Upset over being criticized by the party leadership for allegedly voting for a Pakistaan People's Party (PPP) candidate in the recently held Senate elections, a member of the provincial assembly, associated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P), attempted suicide late on Monday. MPA Shazia Farooq tried to end her life by taking excessive dose of sleeping pills, sources said. Shazia Farooq was immediately shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medical attendance, where she is stated to be in stable…

Sattar files petition to evade ECP intervention in party affairs

ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Dr Farooq Sattar on Thursday challenged the jurisdiction of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to hear a petition pertaining to the party’s convenership. Sattar through his lawyer Babar Sattar submitted a petition in the ECP against a decision of approving a petition filed by Rabita Committee-led Bahadurabad group for hearing. The ECP couldn’t hear the party’s internal affairs, the MQM-P leader contended in his petition. The petitioner also pleaded with…

Farooq Sattar elected MQM-P chief in intra-party elections

KARACHI: Farooq Sattar has been elected as convener of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) by a heavy margin in its intra-party elections. The elections were held at KMC Ground in PIB Colony on Sunday. The polling started at around 1:00 pm and continued till 7:00 pm without any break. Of total 12, 000 votes cast in the elections, Sattar secured around 9, 500. Abdul Waseem, Khawaja Suhail Mansoor, Kamran Tessori, Qamar Mansoor, Sheikh Salahuddin, Sohail Mashhadi, Ali Raza Abidi and others were elected as…