No member will exercise authority as MQM-P founder, clarifies Khawaja Izhar

Dunya News

Izhar said that everyone in the party is only a member.

KARACHI (Dunya News) – Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s (MQM-P) Khawaja Izharul Hasan on Saturday has clarified that no member will get the authority as party founder.

Talking to media, Izhar said that everyone in the party is only a member. Party’s rules and regulations were known to all the workers and someone violating them could not stay, he added.

The statement came after MQM-P decided to revoke the party membership of senior leader Dr Farooq Sattar during a meeting at the secretariat in Bahadurabad. The leadership had also directed the party members not to maintain any contact with him.

It is to be mentioned here that Sattar had stepped back from the party matters after he was not given ticket for the by-elections. He had also resigned from the Rabita Committee due to personal reasons.

MQM-P was divided into two groups, PIB and Bahadurabad wings, following a dispute over the party’s nominations for Senate election.

Afterwards, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) sacked Farooq Sattar from the post of party convenership and annulled the intra-party elections of PIB wing.

On August 22, 2016, Sattar had taken over as MQM-Pakistan’s chief and disconnected contacts with the London faction.