KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Farooq Sattar on Saturday said that if a person cannot participate in active politics, then how he can lead a party, while referring to the possible political revival of disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
While speaking to media in Karachi, Sattar addressed the issue of the recently approved Elections Bill 2017 by the Senate which rejected opposition’s amendments favouring continuation of an existing law.
According to the clause, a disqualified person cannot be an office-bearer of any political party in case of his disqualification as member of the parliament.
While supporting amendments introduced to the bill by the Pakistan People’s Party and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Sattar said, “If any MQM-P member supported the PML-N in this case, then action would be taken against that individual”.
The MQM-P chief said that the law is against the Constitution and the spirit of the Articles 62 and 63.
While talking about Karachi package of Rs25 billion announced by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Sattar said that the package is the right of the city and soon work will start on the plan.
The bill passed by the Senate on Friday enables every citizen to be part of a political party, except those in government service, and also gives them the right to create a political party.