Farooq Sattar says MQM disowned Altaf Hussain, London Secretariat

August 27, 2016

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) head Dr Farooq Sattar on Saturday called an end to what he called “an undeclared ban on his party”.

Addressing a press conference, Dr Farooq Sattar said that MQM took an unprecedented step of the party’s history following August 22 events.

“We felt our responsibility without any consultation and came to conclusion that time had come to draw a line,” he said.

The senior politician said that MQM Pakistan had no connection with Mr Altaf Hussain and London chapter of the party now. “We have parted ways with Altaf Hussain and London Secretariat, he said.

Dr Farooq Sattar lamented that his party was being victimized and even women workers were being rounded up.

The senior politician said that MQM’s mandate must be fully respected in true letter and spirit.

“We have fully disowned and denounced the August 22 speech,” he said, adding that no MQM representative would attend any talk show if the process of victimization did not stop.

“Nine Zero, which is headquarter of MQM Pakistan, remains sealed illegally and unconstitutionally,” added Sattar.

He said that some of the party's offices demolished were legally donated by supporters. – SAMAA