Karachi (March 30, 2018): Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Convener Farooq Sattar visited Bahadurabad office and hold a joint press conference with MQM-P Bahadurabad faction’s leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui tonight.
While addressing the joint press conference, Farooq Sattar and Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui agreed to continue talks so as to remove the differences.
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The disgruntled leader, who locked horns with the party’s Bahadurabad faction over the nominations for Senate elections, was accompanied by his wife and Ali Raza Abidi.
“Bahadurabad is our joint home despite differences,” Sattar said. “And all workers in PIB and Bahadurabad are part of Muttahida Qaumi Movement.”
He also noted that the two groups shared an ideological bond despite their disagreements.
Khawaja Izharul Hassan excused himself from being part of an arbitration committee, following Sattar’s decision to challenge the ECP’s ruling on the party’s convenership matter in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).Earlier, during a meeting between Sattar and Siddiqui, the latter stressed that the party’s workers should not be divided, said sources.
Sources further said that a party meeting chaired by Sattar was held at the party’s PIB office before his visit to the Bahadurabad office.
Sattar had remarked that the obstacle from his way had been removed following the IHC’s order.“The ECP had handed over MQM and the kite [the party’s electoral symbol] to Bahadurabad but I can visit the Bahadurabad office as the party’s leader after the IHC’s verdict,” he had said.
Whereas Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said that Sattar visited his own office today and congratulated Sattar over IHC verdict.