Altaf passes MQM reins to Rabita Committee

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All decisions being taken in Pakistan: Sattar

Observer Report

London—Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain on Wednesday said he has handed over party affairs to the Coordination Committee, a day after senior party leaders had sidelined their London-based supremo.
“I am handing over complete powers related to policy making, decision making as well as organisational authority to the Rabita Committee,” the MQM chief said while praying to God to grant Rabita Committee the ability to serve the country and its people, as best as possible.
“Leader Altaf Hussain endorses Rabita Committee’s presser; tasks RC to deal with organisational/political issues,” MQM convenor Nadeem Nusrat said on Twitter.
“I urge MQM’s party members, respective leaders, workers and supporters to support the Rabita Committee by making it stronger. Meanwhile, following the committee’s advice, I will focus on improving my health,” Hussain’s statement read.
Reiterating his apology for the uproar which his speech stoked, the MQM chief said, “Pakistan was, is and will always remain my country.” He further added he was undergoing severe mental stress as a result of a series of events and disturbing news.
A statement shared on Twitter by MQM spokesman Wasay Jalil says: “Keeping in view statements made by MQM leader Farooq Sattar and other MQM members, I hand over powers of reorganisation, policy making and decision making to the Rabita Committee.”
Meanwhile, MQM’s senior leader Dr Farooq Sattar said on Wednesday that the party’s London chapter had also accepted his decision and now, all decisions would be made from Pakistan.
Speaking to media personnel outside the old KMC building, Farooq Sattar said that after the statement that had been issued from London, there was no confusion or chaos. All decisions are being taken from Pakistan, with regard to the MQM and that no problem existed now. Sattar congratulated the people of Karachi and said that they had received a big gift.
Farooq Sattar said that upon winning the elections of mayor, MQM would celebrate their success with zeal and enthusiasm. Hence, he said that efforts were being made to gather everyone at Jinnah Ground. Farooq Sattar appealed to the authorities to unseal MQM’s headquarter Nine Zero and other offices of the political party.

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