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Overseas Pakistanis should be allowed to contest polls: Farooq Sattar

Overseas Pakistanis voted in the by-election on Sunday

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Farooq Sattar wants the MQM to go back to how it used to be

He wants interparty elections to be held soon

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Farooq Sattar challenges Amir Liaquat’s win from NA-245

He claims that 22,000 ballot papers are missing

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Farooq Sattar was intentionally ignored by the MQM: Ali Raza Abidi

Farooq Sattar resigned from the MQM’s Rabita Committee on Thursday

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Farooq Sattar says PTI wants him to contest NA-247, Faisal Vawda isn’t convinced

The NA-247 seat fell vacant after Dr Arif Alvi was elected president

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If we were in Fazlur Rehman’s place, we would be labeled RAW agents: Farooq Sattar

If we had made the statements about Independence Day instead of Maulana Fazlur Rehman, we would have been labeled RAW agents, said MQM-Pakistan leader Dr Farooq Sattar on Saturday. Fazl had said that they will not be celebrating Independence Day on August 14 and will instead celebrate the struggle for freedom. “Fazl is lucky because…

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MQM not joining the govt, says Dr Farooq Sattar

It was not dhandli [rigging] – it was dhandla [major rigging], said MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar

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Did Farooq Sattar go rogue and attend the APC?

The MQM-Pakistan decided not attend the all parties’ conference after the PTI’s Jahangir Tareen called convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui to discuss forming the government, however, party leader Farooq Sattar was there. He attended the conference on Friday night along with PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, JUI-F Maulana Fazlur Rehman, JI chief Sirajul Haq, ANP leader Asfandyar…

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Farooq Sattar claims ‘post-poll rigging’

MQM leader Farooq Sattar says ‘post-poll rigging’ was carried out in Karachi during July 25 general elections. Except for PTI, all major political parties, including PML-N, PPP, MQM and JI, have complained of “blatant” rigging in the polls. MQM has failed to retain its powerful position in Karachi where PTI has now emerged as a…

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General Election 2018: Sindh’s NA-247 Karachi constituency

NA-247, Karachi: Voters: 543,964 Number of polling stations: 240 Previously known as NA-250 One of the most hotly contested seats for the National Assembly is NA-247 Karachi South II, which is made up of Defence, Clifton Cantonment Board, Saddar, Karachi Cantonment and Arambagh. NA-247 is made up of areas that were previously in NA-250. Candidates:…

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Want a selfie with Farooq Sattar? Plant five trees

Farooq Sattar has upped the price of a selfie with him. Now, along with 250 votes, you also need to plant five trees. Speaking outside the City Court in Karachi, the MQM leader said he hoped God was merciful during the next heatwave. The season to plant trees is coming up, he said, adding that…

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I have no role in awarding party tickets, says Farooq Sattar

MQM-Pakistan leader Dr Farooq Sattar said he has no role is giving out election tickets, SAMAA TV reported on Saturday. Sattar, who was talking to the media after appearing before the Returning Officer of NA-245, said the MQM Rabita Committee and convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui selected the candidates and issued election tickets. “I’m just…

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Sattar faces angry voters in home constituency

Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan leader Farooq Sattar found himself in hot water as he attempted to woo voters in his home constituency in Karachi, SAMAA TV reported Friday. Sattar faced the estranged voters when he mingled with the people after Jumma prayers in the famous Memon mosque at Bolton Market. “Go and seek Allah’s repentance,…

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Farooq Sattar’s land cruiser lands him in trouble as papers challenged again

The appeal against Farooq Sattar’s nomination papers will be held today (Thursday). The appeal was filed by Imran Kazmi after Sattar’s nomination papers were approved for three Karachi-based constituencies, ​NA-241, NA-245 and NA-247. According to the latest appeal, Sattar is an absconder and failed to mention the loan he took out to buy a Land Cruiser. The…

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Rabita Committee turned MQM workers into criminals, says Shahid Pasha

MQM-Pakistan suspended the basic membership of Shahid Pasha on Monday. Pasha then launched a tirade against party leaders. Pasha had told SAMAA TV that some party leaders had been giving out misinformation to intelligence agencies “out of revenge”. According to him, he had also fallen victim to such revenge tactics. “I have also learnt that…

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Dr Farooq Sattar wants 250 votes for each selfie with him

Dr Farooq Sattar said he wants 250 votes against each selfie he allows people to take with him. He was at the City Courts in Karachi to obtain bail in two cases registered against him. The court granted him bail against a sum of Rs20,000 in each case. People at the court asked him to…

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MQM leaders hopeful of joint Eid celebration

  The Muttahida Qaumi Movement may become united once again. Farooq Sattar has been invited to join the party’s Bahadurabad group. According to SAMAA correspondent Mohammad Ali Hafeez, he has signaled that he will be open to coming to Bahadurabad for talks later today (Friday). On June 11, the Islamabad High Court upheld the Election…

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Karachi’s political powerhouses to fight for NA-247

One of the most hotly contested seats for the National Assembly is NA-247 Karachi South II, which is made up of Defence, Clifton Cantonment Board, Saddar, Karachi Cantonment and Arambagh. NA-247 is made up of areas previously in NA-250. Each party has fielded political powerhouses for the seat. The battle for the seat will be…

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Farooq Sattar submits nomination papers for three constituencies

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (PIB) leader Dr Farooq Sattar submitted on Saturday nomination papers to contest the elections from three National Assembly constituencies in Karachi — NA-241, NA-245 and NA-247 — while MQM leader Ali Raza Abidi is likely to contest the polls from NA-243 It will be decided later whether I will contest the polls from…

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