MQM Pakistan Chief Farooq Sattar faces the worst blow

MQM Pakistan Chief Farooq Sattar faces the worst blow

ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday upheld the Election Commission of Pakistan's (ECP) decision to remove Dr Farooq Sattar as convener of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement's (MQM) Pakistan faction.

The MQM-P stalwart had petitioned IHC against ECP verdict to remove him as party convener in March this year.

The IHC had in April reserved its verdict after Sattar's counsel and the respondents concluded their arguments. The court had initially restored Sattar by suspending the ECP order till it decided the matter.

However, IHC Justice Aamer Farooq today dismissed Sattar's petition, enabling Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui to head the party.