Rabita committee rejects Sattar’s request to withdraw from election

Staff Reporter

Karachi

The Rabita Committee of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan politely declined on Saturday Farooq Sattar’s plea to withdraw from the General Election 2018.
The MQM-P leader along with MQM Bahadurabad faction was addressing media, where party leader Faisal Sabzwari said that Sattar has accepted the committee’s decision.
Earlier, Sattar had revealed that he excused himself from contesting the election. The MQM-P leader said that he does not aspire to contest the elections. “I have asked the Bahadurabad faction to decide upon the matter,” said Sattar.
On June 27, the Bahadurabad faction had finalised a list of the party candidates, following which the MQM-P senior leader said that he has given his list of candidates to party convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.
“There should be no quota for Bahadurabad and PIB factions,” he said.
Meanwhile, Dr Farooq Sattar on Saturday put forward a major offer to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Muslim League-N president Shahbaz Sharif.
During a media talk here, Sattar maintained that he will withdraw his party candidates against Khan and Sharif if they grant some part of their province’s budget to Karachi. He said that justice should be served to Karachi before transforming it to Paris. Sattar asked for equal distribution of resources for the port city.
The MQM-P stalwart asserted that he has no role in ticket selection process as it is being done by Khalid Maqbool and Rabta Committee.
“I am the captain but the selector is someone else. I will withdraw from the elections if Rabta Committee asks me for it,” he said. “Our election campaign begins at the end. We work with patience and perseverance. Our voters are organized,” declared Sattar.
He went on to say that voter tells about their problems in every election but now it is all caught on camera due to media development.

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