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Sattar retracts decision to quit MQM-Pakistan
By Tariq Butt November 11, 2017
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ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Dr Farooq Sattar created a high drama when he took back his decision to quit the party and politics moments after its announcement at a lengthy presser.

In the meantime, the “marriage” between the MQM-P and Pakistan Sar Zameen Party (PSP), a breakaway faction of the MQM, ended just a day after.

Sattar had left the MQM-P after being dejected with the criticism over formation of an alliance with the PSP. The alliance decision was taken in consultation with the other party leaders, he said.

“They should have come forward and said that they were consulted as well,” he stated, while referring to the statements of the party leaders, notably senior deputy convener Amir Khan, deputy convener Shahid Pasha and others, who claimed ignorance of any such talk in the party.

Mentioning PSP Chairperson Mustafa Kamal’s statement that the talks about the alliance were underway for six months and its initial phase was concluded on Tuesday night, Sattar said that he had kept the details of this span of time secret but wrote them at length in a letter to the prime minister, army chief, director generals of Inter-Services Intelligence and Military Intelligence and chief justice of Pakistan.

“I will make this letter public if you would want,” he warned, saying that Kamal’s speech during the presser hurt sentiments of the Muhajir community they claimed to represent throughout their political career.

“When we talk about the rights of Muhajirs, we talk about the rights of all other communities who have been denied their due rights in Pakistan.”

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