ISLAMABAD:The PIB Colony and Bahadurabad factions of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) have joined hands once again.
MQM-Pakistan had split into two factions after reservations over the distribution of Senate election tickets. Dr Farooq Sattar was leading the PIB Colony faction while Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui was heading the Bahadurabad one.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) ruled in March that the leader of the PIB faction would no longer serve as the party convener. Dr Sattar challenged the commission’s ruling in the Islamabad High Court, which was rejected on June 11.
Dr Sattar reached the Bahadurabad office of the MQM-Pakistan on Friday night where he received a warm welcome. He was greeted by Khawaja Izharul Hassan, Faisal Sabzwari and Aminul Haq.
Speaking to the media, Sattar said that the conspirators against the MQM have been given a strong reply.
Siddiqui said that only an ‘MQM formula’ will be applied in the distribution of tickets for the 2018 general elections.