KARACHI (HRNW) Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has persuaded former party stalwart and senior politician Dr Farooq Sattar to return to the party.
According to sources, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui met Farooq Sattar at his residence last night during which he persuaded him to return to the party fold. The MQM-P has not officially confirmed the meeting.
Farooq Sattar, who was among the founder members of the MQM, told Aaj Digital that the MQM had offered him to contest the by-election for the NA-245 seat, which was vacated following the death of Aamir Liaquat Hussain.
Farooq Sattar told Aaj Digital that even if he rejoined the party, he would contest the NA-245 by-election from an independent panel.
Dr Farooq Sattar has already filed nomination papers as an independent candidate for the NA-245 seat.