Karachi (February 11, 2018): Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Leader Farooq Sattar on Sunday announced to dissolve Rabita Committee.
While addressing a general worker convention in PIB Colony, Sattar announced to remove Deputy Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui under article 6-J of the party’s constitution.Farooq Sattar called for fresh intra-party polls on February 17 at the same venue. He said they will contest elections 2018 after the intra-party polls. Sattar challenged the Rabita Committee to establish a new party.
Sattar said that he wanted to serve the party and the movement and added that he did not want to be a leader. Sattar said that he was expelled from the party without any Show cause notice. He said they were not bound of two third majority and added that they will contact masses.The MQM leader said that he was stabbed in the back. Sattar vowed to transform the MQM into the party of 80s era. He stressed upon reforms in the party.
Sattar called it a gathering of “responsible party members” and asked the audience to raise hands if they wanted to see the coordination committee dissolved, to which they responded with a positive gesture.
Citing a section of the party constitution, Sattar announced to sack all the conveners and deputy conveners of the party in a counter move, following the party’s Rabita Committee move to remove him from the convener’s position after the Election Commission of Pakistan allowed MQM-P deputy-convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui the authority to hand out party tickets for the upcoming Senate elections.
Addressing the gathering, Sattar asked the charged crowd that who they wanted as the party’s leader? The crowd responded with chants of “Farooq Bhai, Farooq Bhai”.