Karachi (February 13, 2018): The rift among MQM senior leaders further intensified as splinter group of MQM-P is mulling to approach court against Farooq Sattar accordance with article 62, 63 saying he has not remained honest and righteous, Sadiq and Amin.
The grabbing powers lust have further deepened the crisis among the MQM-P leaders and with the passage of every minutes the gulf among them continuously widen.
First, Rabita Committee, generally used term MQM Bahadrabad, has ousted head of party Farooq Sattar, in reply Sattar dissolved Rabita Committee.
However, the tug of war among the leaders has put the party workers in conundrum and they hanged in balance between two groups.Amid this tense situation Rabita Committee has started deliberations to approach against party head Farooq Sattar for continuous violation of party constitution that is clearly against the article 62 and 63 of the constitution.
Sources said if Farooq Sattar does not avoid violation of constitution party will approach court under the article 62 and 63.Earlier, Dr Farooq Sattar wrote a letter to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday asserting that he had dissolved rabita committee of the political organisation on February 11 and intra-party polls are scheduled for February 17.
According to the letter written to the ECP, Dr Sattar had announced dissolution of rabita committee as convener of the party, in his address to general workers’ convention on February 13.
MQMP chief has stated that intra-party polls are scheduled to be held on February 17. Reportedly, the letter has copies attached along of resolutions passed in the workers convention. The commission is also provided with video evidence of the convention and announcement of MQMP chief.
His decision came after the committee sacked him as convener of the political party and selected the deputy convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui on his place.On the other hand, a spokesperson of ECP refuted the claims of MQM-P Bahadurabad faction and said that the party is not registered under the name of Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.
He also said that the ECP has not entertained any application regarding change of MQM-P leadership and added that the party retains its old status in the ECP.
The spokesperson further said that change in MQM-P leadership can be taken only after the new party elections. He also clarified that ECP’s Sindh returning officer decided to award Senate ticket as per the MQM-P constitution.Apart from this, rift among the two factions over the party’s election symbol ‘kite’ has also emerged. Pacing ahead, the Bahadurabad faction has placed kites outside their office.
Earlier on Monday, Khalid Maqbool led MQM-P claimed that MQM-P is now registered under the name of Siddiqui,who will preside over the Rabita Committee meetings from now on.
The party members also told that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has allotted them the Kite symbol, which they will use in the upcoming elections in the parliament.
It should be noted here that MQM-P was divided into factions after Dr Sattar insisted to have Kamran Tessori contest Senate elections scheduled in March.
ECP has accepted the nomination papers for upcoming Senate elections forwarded by Khalid Maqbool Siddique and Tessori.The commission accepted papers of Barrister Farogh Naseem and Nasreen Jalil which bore signatures of the newly-appointed convener.