The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan chief Farooq Sattar on Sunday claimed that defected members could be brought back to the party.
Referring to Deputy Mayor Karachi Arshad Vohra’s recent move to join the Mustafa Kamal-led Pakistan Sarzameen Party (PSP), Sattar said that ‘those who had left the party’ could be brought back but MQM-P did not want to ‘pile on’ to their troubles.
“Those who have quit are already in trouble, and we don’t want to add to their problems by bringing them back,” the MQM-P leader claimed.
He further said that Vohra was worried due to the Federal Investigation Agency’s recent case against him, which was one of the reasons that he had defected to PSP.
“Anis QaimKhani will help Vohra with the FIA case,” he said, requesting the PSP president to ‘take care’ of his former political affiliate.
Vohra’s decision to switch loyalties to join PSP comes as a blow to MQM-P, which remains at loggerhead with the former.
Sattar also announced a protest rally over the recently announced census results.
“We will protest, against the census results and political restrictions (on MQM-P), at the Quaid’s mausoleum on November 5,” Sattar said during a press conference.
He claimed that MQM-P is capable of gathering a large crowd of supporters if the ‘politics of pressurising and power-struggle’ ends.
“MQM-P has proved that its political agenda is based on principles,” Sattar remarked, adding that the struggle for the rights of Sindh’s residents will bear fruit in 2018.