Does Amir Khan want to replace Farooq Sattar as MQM chief?

November 14, 2017
Samaa Web Desk

KARACHI: Senior Deputy Convener of MQM-Pakistan, Amir Khan said on Monday that he did not wish to replace Dr Farooq Sattar as the party's chief since the latter was the best choice for the post. 

Ina  detailed interview with Shahzad Iqbal for SAMAA TV's 'Awaaz' program, Amir Khan said that he did not wish to lead the party since Farooq Sattar was already in-charge.

"Farooq Sattar is the best choice to lead the party and we are all working under him," he said. "I do not wish to lead MQM-Pakistan," he added.

During the interview, he also disclosed details of the alliance between PSP and MQM-P, stating that there was talk of only electoral alliance and that 'engineered politics' will not be allowed to stand.

"Engineered politics will only prove harmful for the country," he said.

Amir Khan said that MQM-P representatives did not meet leaders of PSP at any safe house.

"Neither did we go to any safe house neither was any pressure exerted on us," he said. "MQM-Pakistan does not come under any pressure and it makes its decisions independently," he added.

Amir Khan said that Dr Farooq Sattar was upset with him over a WhatsApp message in which he had written "Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un".

"I was hurt the way Farooq Sattar had coldly shaken hands with me," he said.