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

Karachi (HRNW): 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 stressed. Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader Dr Farooq Sattar has resigned from the party’s Rabita Committee, the top decision making forum of the party.

Last night, Sattar resigned from the top body over ‘personal reasons’, and submitted his resignation to the party. His resignation comes after a week when he publicly stated that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf offered him to contest the upcoming by-elections from NA-247 on the party ticket. “I am consulting my close friends over the offer,” he said while speaking to the media outside the ECP last week. Sattar had lost the NA-247 seat to PTI candidate Dr Arif Alvi during the July 25 elections, but the seat fell vacant after Alvi’s election as the president. Yesterday, the Election Commission of Pakistan dismissed the petition of Sattar for the provision of equal opportunities in general election and directed him to file new petition.

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