KARACHI – In an astonishing turn of events, Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chairman Farooq Sattar rejected the announced merger with Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) on Thursday saying he apologises to all party members and the Muhajir community who had “shed tears” on yesterday’s developments.
He clarified that he had only urged an alliance with PSP for upcoming elections during yesterday. “How can we erase our history and forget the martyrs,” Sattar asked.
Farooq Sattar claimed that MQM has been the only party to represent the middle-class of Pakistan. He went on to demand of all the leaders of major political parties including PML-N, PTI, PPP and ANP to be accountable of their assets.
“I had joined APS in 1979 and became part of MQM when the founder made the party,” he told about his humble beginning.
He challenged his political rivals to compare his assets with those of others, describing the purchase of his property and vehicle. “I use a second hand car which is not even mine,” he added.
He told that he was the first person to be acquitted by Supreme Court when NAB punished him in a corruption reference. “Engineered politics is unacceptable in Karachi or Pakistan. Only natural politics should be allowed,” Sattar made it clear.