ECP Tells RC; Only Sattar Authorized To Award Tickets

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Karachi (February 09, 2018): Eagerly waiting Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Rabita Committee shocked, when the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) announced on Friday that only Farooq Sattar is authorized to grant Senate election’s tickets to party’s members.

Earlier today, the Rabita Committee wrote to the ECP, stating that Sattar will not be given the authority to extend tickets for the election.

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However, the polling authority said that only the head of the party reserved the authority to issue a ticket to any party member.

The point of contention between party members is the issue of granting a party ticket to Kamran Tessori to contest the Senate elections, who was sacked earlier from decision-making body, Rabita Committee.

Earlier today, Rabita Committee members of splinter group wrote a letter to ECP to withdraw the Farooq Sattar powers to allot senate tickets.According to details, Coordination committee of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQMP) has written to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to withdraw authority of Dr Farooq Sattar, chief of MQMP to issue ticket to party candidates to contest in Senate elections.

Sources privy to the party have reported on a meeting convened by party leaders in Bahadurabad claiming that the participants have agreed to challenge power of Sattar to issue party tickets.

The committee has decided for Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui to be entitled to issue the tickets, reportedly.However, according to the rules, Dr Sattar holds the right and authority over issuance of tickets being the head of the political party. Sources privy to the election commission reported that a party head is required to sign for the issuance of ticket to any candidate.

later in a press conference accompanied with Rauf Siddiqui and other party leaders, the leader of Buhadarabad Group Faisal Sabzwari mentioned that the party constitution clearly showed that powers to award tickets of assemblies or senate rest upon the Rabita Committee and head of the party only can lead the party.

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On the other hand, Dr Sattar has voluntarily offered to quit the political party asking the dissenting leaders to run the affairs on their own. If a leader is required to shoulder the responsibilities then it is him who should have the authority, MQMP chief said.

A system cannot run if a leader is not allowed to handle the party affairs, Dr Sattar added.

He asserted that the commission would write to him to nominate candidates for Senate elections that are scheduled for March. He reiterated that he is the constitutional and nominated head of the political party.

MQMP chief said that party’s differences should not be discussed in the media and his political experience wisdom should be trusted on.

Dr Sattar summoned today a session of party’s parliamentarians in PIB Colony office and a meeting of the coordination committee after that in Bahadurabad office.

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Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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