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My leadership is being challenged: Sattar

KARACHI: President of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-Pakistan) Dr. Farooq Sattar said that his leadership is being challenged, Samaa reported. Dr. Farooq Sattar said that the conspiracies against him are conspiracies against the party. He made the two statements while paying a visit to Yaseenabad area of Karachi with the new Raabta Committee (Coordination Committee). He…

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MQM Pakistan intra-party elections underway

KARACHI: The intra-party elections of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) are underway, Samaa reported. The first vote was casted by Liaquatabad’s Mohammad Asghar. In his video message, President of MQM-P Dr. Farooq Sattar said that the elections would be held at KMC Ground located at PIB Colony area of Karachi along with the party’s zonal office…

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Farooq Sattar gives message to Bahadurabad

Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) head Dr. Farooq Sattar said the party is registered in his name in Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). Talking to media, he said the election symbol of Kite belongs to ‘his’ MQM. Watch this clip where he also gives a special message to the people of Bahadurabad.

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Dr Farooq Sattar still MQM-P convener, PIB group tells ECP

Staff Report KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s (MQM-P) Dr Farooq Sattar group has submitted a letter to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), informing the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of decisions taken by the party’s ‘General workers meeting’. According to the letter, Dr Farooq Sattar has told the CEC that article- (J) of the party constitution allows…

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Video: Emotional Amir Khan breaks down during speech

KARACHI: Amir Khan broke down while speaking at Bahadurabad after a meeting of the Rabita Committee had taken place on Saturday.  Shortly after starting his address, Amir Khan recalled the murder of his own son that had taken place as he spoke of how some people were saying that he was trying to take control…

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Rabita Committee holds out olive branch to Sattar, announces withdrawal of letter to ECP

KARACHI: The Rabita Committee on Saturday announced its decision to withdraw the letter written to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) which was aimed at wresting authority from Sattar’s hands.  The decision was announced by Kanwar Naveed Jamil, who was flanked by Amir Khan as he announced that members of the Rabita Committee would go…

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Farooq Sattar strengthened as old guard joins MQM-P

KARACHI: A former member of the Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) rejoined the party and threw his weight behind Dr Farooq Sattar, on Saturday.  According to details, Salman Mujahid Baloch rejoined the fold of MQM-P and threw his support behind Dr Farooq Sattar in the wake of Rabita Committee’s rebellion against the party chief. Speaking to…

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Conspiracy being hatched against me: Tessori speaks out

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan representative Kamran Tessori said on Saturday that a conspiracy was being hatched against him for the stance that he had taken in support of the Mohajir community.  Speaking to media personnel, Tessori said that somewhere, somehow a conspiracy had been hatched against him. “I think it is due to the stance that I…

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Rabita Committee calls Farooq Sattar to Bahadurabad meeting today

KARACHI: The Rabita Committee (the decision-making body) of Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) has called a party’s meeting at Bahadurabad office this afternoon and sent a message to the party head Dr. Farooq Sattar to attend it. Addressing a press conference at Bahadurabad center, members of Coordination Committee said they compiled some points after Dr. Farooq…

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Farooq Sattar says will serve show-cause notices to Rabita Committee members

KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Dr. Farooq Sattar Saturday announced to serve show-cause notices to Coordination Committee members for violating party discipline under the laws of Election Commission and call General Workers Convention on February 11. Addressing a press conference in PIB Colony here, he said the members of Rabita Committee violated the discipline…

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Farooq-backed Ahmed Chinoy withdraws from Senate race

KARACHI: Former CPLC chief Ahmed Chinoy has announced that he is withdrawing from the upcoming Senate’s elections. Chinoy was nominated as a candidate for Senate by Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) head Dr Farooq Sattar. “Under the present circumstances, I don’t want to be a candiate for the Senate’s election,” he told SAMAA TV. This comes…

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Only Farooq Sattar can nominate Senate candidates: ECP

KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan on Friday stated that only Dr Farooq Sattar has the right to nominate candidates for the upcoming senate election, a few minutes after the Rabita Committee decided to take back Sattar’s powers to nominate the candidate.  The Election Commission of Pakistan, the letter written by the Rabita Committee to…

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Rabita Committee takes back Sattar’s right to nominate senate candidates

KARACHI: The Rabita Committee of MQM-Pakistan on Friday decided to take back Dr Farooq Sattar’s power to nominate senate candidates.  The latest decision by the Rabita Committee is indicative that tensions between the two factions within MQM-Pakistan, one being led by Dr Farooq Sattar and the other by Amir Khan, have yet to solve their…

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Farooq Sattar to chair meeting at Bahadurabad office at 7pm today

KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Dr. Farooq Sattar Friday said he has called a meeting of the party’s Coordination Committee at 7pm today at Bahadurabad office. Talking to media here, he said, “The impression of negotiations is incorrect as I have called the meeting in the capacity of party’s head.” Dr. Farooq Sattar said…

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Sattar and co. vs Amir Khan group: Who are their senate candidates?

Following rifts in the party, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan chief Farooq Sattar and MQM-P Coordination Committee separately submitted nomination papers of the candidates for upcoming Senate elections. The rift threatens to tear the MQM-Pakistan apart as differences over Farooq Sattar’s nomination of Kamran Tessori has not subsided as of yet.  

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MQM-Pakistan is united as ever, says Sattar

ISLAMABAD: President of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)-Pakistan Farooq Sattar said that his party was united yesterday and is united today. He made the remark while talking to the media on Thursday. “We filed the nomination papers under one roof,” Sattar said. “Our opponents were celebrating today,” he said. Sattar added that Qamar Mansoor has decided…

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I will withdraw if Farooq Sattar asks me to: Kamran Tessori

KARACHI: At the Election Commission of Pakistan, Kamran Tessori said he had been sent by MQM-Pakistan chief Farooq Sattar to submit his nomination papers. “My leader is Farooq Sattar and I am bound to follow his orders,” he said. “If he asks me to withdraw my name from the Senate elections nominations, I will.” According…

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MQM-P is not for sale: Furious Sabzwari tells Farooq Sattar

KARACHI: MQM-Pakistan MPA Faisal Sabzwari lashed out at Kamran Tessori and Dr Farooq Sattar in his presser from Wednesday night.  “Farooq Sattar speaks the language of Kamran Tessori which we do not accept,” said Faisal Sabzwari. “The only way that MQM-Pakistan can operate is through democracy and consensus,” he added. Faisal Sabzwari said that some…

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Both factions of MQM-P to meet at Election Commission office today

KARACHI: The two factions of MQM-Pakistan, one led by Dr Farooq Sattar and the other by Amir Khan, will meet at the Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday.  According to details, Dr Farooq Sattar will leave for the office of the Election Commission of Pakistan at 11 am. Dr Farooq Sattar’s faction of MQM-Pakistan will…

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Who is supporting whom in MQM-P dispute?

The issue of allotment of Senate election ticket to Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) Deputy Convener Kamran Tessori has plunged the party into turmoil, resulting in an open rebellion against the party head Farooq Sattar. Watch this report on who is supporting whom in the dispute…

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ANALYSIS: Will MQM-Pakistan emerge victorious?

By Minerwa Tahir KARACHI: An interesting flowchart was floated on social media barely half an hour after reports of the speculated PIB-Bahadurabad split surfaced. It shows the four instances when MQM was split: first into Muttahida Qaumi Movement and Mahajir Qaumi Movement, then MQM and PSP, followed by MQM splitting into London and Pakistan factions,…

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