Sattar threatens resignations from assemblies, Senate


Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan chief Farooq Sattar threatened of resigning from the Senate if any party leader is taken to another “camp” again.
He was referring to Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan Senator Mian Attique Sheikh who casted his vote in favour of Elections Bill 2017 enabling former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to head Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.
While addressing a news conference in Karachi on Sunday, Sattar said he has however taken resignations from some party leaders during a meeting.
“[Now] Election Commission of Pakistan should announced by-polls for seats vacated by those party leaders who have resigned.”
Farooq alleged it was Pak Sarzameen Party that was working to end MQM-P’s representation in the Senate.
He added the time has come to make a decision as members of MQM-P in the Sindh Assembly were being forced to change loyalties. “MQM-P leaders are being pressurised to switch to another party.”
Referring to the allegations levelled against him by MQM’s expelled MNA, Salman Mujahid Baloch, Sattar said it has been a year since MQM-P ended contact with MQM-London.—INP

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