KARACHI: The MQM drama doesn't seem to be dying down anytime soon as now Farooq Sattar has responded back to his dismissal.
Hours after being removed from the post of MQM convener, Dr Farooq Sattar on Sunday announced to dissolve the Rabita Committee (Coordination Committee) of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) while addressing a gathering at PIB Colony, Samaa reported Sunday.
Besides dissolving the Rabita Committee, Farooq Sattar also called for fresh intra-party polls on Feb 17.
Citing a section of the party constitution, Sattar announced to sack all the conveners and deputy conveners of the party in response to the coordination committee’s decision to remove him.
Sattar asked the audience to raise hands if they wanted to see the coordination committee dissolved, and after receiving a positive response he announced to dissolve the committee and called for holding fresh intra-party elections.
“They were dreaming of hijacking the entire party but now I dare them to make formulate a new party,” he said. “First there will be intra-party elections and then we will enter the general elections this year,” he affirmed.
On the occasion, former MQM-London leader, Saleem Shahzad, made his entry into the MQM-P group at Farooq Sattar’s power show.