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MQM's London leadership 'sacks' Farooq Sattar

LONDON: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)’s London-based leadership on Sunday announced the expulsion of MQM Pakistan chief Dr Farooq Sattar from the party in a statement shared by MQM leader Wasay Jalil.

Wasay Jalil, and party leaders Mustafa Azizabadi, Qasim Ali Raza and Muhammad Ishfaq in a joint statement released by the party’s London secretariat, announced that Dr Sattar had been expelled from the party due to “repeated betrayals to the party and the supreme leadership”.

“Nadeem Nusrat, no one except him, is the elected convener of Muttahida Qaumi Movement and Farooq Sattar has been removed from basic party membership,” said the statement.

The joint statement added that the MQM’s Coordination Committee had appointed Dr. Sattar as parliamentary leader after the approval of party chief Altaf Hussain as per the constitution and laws of the party. Dr. Sattar was not authorised to impose his decision on the party and other affairs, it added.

“Dr. Sattar committed treason against the party time and again and managed to return to his earlier-held positions in the party due to the kindheartedness of Altaf Hussain.”

“Today, all workers of MQM are informed that Farooq Sattar has been sacked from the party for repeatedly betraying and dealing with establishment on the cost of the blood of Haqparast workers,” said the statement.

The statement further said that Dr. Sattar was not a parliamentary leader of the MQM any longer, so all legislators were free to submit their resignations.

The statement warned that disciplinary action and a social boycott would be imposed on those defying party orders.

The joint statement went on to say that on several occasions, party workers have given the right to take all sensitive decisions to Altaf Hussain. The party’s London secretariat also directed party activists to believe only the statements of Nadeem Nusrat, which it claimed were affirmed by Altaf Hussain.

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