KARACHI: Minutes after being removed from convenorship of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P), Dr. Farooq Sattar held a press conference to counter the reasons presented by Coordination Committee for his removal, Samaa reported Sunday.
“This is not my removal but it’s the removal of every dedicated worker of the MQM. They have laid the foundation of MQM Haqiqi two,” Farooq Sattar in a televised press conference here.
“The issue was not nomination of a single person, but the issue was nomination of favourite candidates for the senate seats,” he said.
He claimed that ‘conspiracy’ was hatched to remove him from the office. “Had I been so powerful, they could not have removed me,” he said.
Earlier in a press conference, Coordination Committee presented a ‘charge-sheet’ against the party Convenor Farooq Sattar and announced his removal as party head.
The party took this decision after Election Commission allowed MQM-P deputy-convener, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui the power to hand out party tickets for upcoming Senate elections.
The decision was announced by MQM-P senior leader Kunwar Naveed Jamil. He said Farooq Sattar has been removed for his ‘negligence’.
“MQM’s registration was cancelled by the ECP only due to Dr Farooq Sattar’s negligence,” he said.
He said Farooq Sattar was also involved in purposefully sabotaging the Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation [the welfare arm of the MQM] by committing gross mismanagement in its affairs.
Naveed Jamil also said Farooq Sattar also pushed Nazeer Hussain University into severe financial crisis.
“Dr Farooq Sattar also altered the party constitution to his own benefit and siphoned all authorities and powers to himself," Jamil further alleged while announcing the reasons why Sattar was removed. – Samaa
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Story first published: 11th February 2018