Farooq Rejects Rabbitta Comm. Delegation Suggestions

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Karachi (February 06, 2018): Rabbita Committee-nominated three member delegation include Rauf Siddiqui, Javed Hanif, and Rauf Siddiqui has not been able to extract positive result after more than hour meeting with disgruntled MQM-P Leader Farooq Sattar at his residence on Tuesday evening.

According to the details, after long close door meeting, MQM-P convenor Farooq Sattar has rejected the reconciliation formula and suggestions made by a delegation to appease the upset leader.

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Sattar, who abruptly left a party meeting on Monday over a disagreement on nominations of Senate candidates, also refused to call off a general workers’ meeting to be held later today, sources said.

According to information, MQM-P leader also refused to visit the party’s office in Bahadurabad and maintained his stance on giving Senate tickets to party members earlier nominated by him.

Earlier, senior MQM-P leaders Syed Sardar Ahmed, Javed Hanif, and Rauf Siddiqui have reached at Farooq Sattar residence to end the on going crisis, which started yesterday night over senate tickets.

The three member delegation discussed three point agenda with angry leader.

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Sources told Abb Takk that senior leaders insisted Farooq Sattar to call off the workers convention, which is scheduled to be held today, however he did not agree on the given points and meeting ended without positive result.

MQM-P leader Faisal Subzwari had earlier today announced that a three-member delegation had been sent to Sattar to ‘talk matters out.’

“The Rabbitta Committee has given the mandate to a three-member delegation which includes Sardar Ahmad, Rauf Siddiqui, and Javed Hanif to discuss matters with Farooq bhai [brother],” he told the media.

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“In the past, Rabbitta Committee only made suggestions and decisions were made in London but now all decisions are being made in Pakistan.”

It is pertinent to be mentioned here that Farooq Sattar and Amir Khan, both have already called separate meetings today.

According to details, Sattar has called a general workers’ meeting today at KMC ground to decide the future course of action of the party, adding that he would speak on certain matters in the session that he never addressed before.

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“I will inform about the obstructions I faced in making decisions for the past 15 months,” he said.

Meanwhile, MQM-P leader Aamir Khan has called a Rabbitta Committee meeting today — to be chaired by Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui — at its Bahadurabad party office.

MQM-P in an earlier meeting at the party’s Bahadur Abad office decided to award tickets for the upcoming Senate elections to Farogh Naseem, Nasreen Jalil, Aminul Haque and Shabbir Qaimkhani.

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However, MQM-P convener Dr Farooq Sattar suggested the name of deputy convener Kamran Tessori for the ticket which was opposed by Senior Deputy Convener Amir Khan. The party leadership indulged in a heated argument over the names after which Farooq Sattar walked out of the meeting.

The row further deepened when the two senior members of MQM-P called separate party meetings. Dr Farooq Sattar convened the meeting at PIB Colony office while Amir Khan called an urgent meeting at party’s Bahadur Abad office.

Talking to workers at PIB Colony Dr Farooq Sattar disagreed with the decisions taken in the meeting held at Bahadur Abad and termed the meeting as unconstitutional and the violation of party discipline.

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During his address Farooq Sattar called a meeting of MQM-P general workers today (Tuesday) at 3:00pm at PMC ground to decide the future strategy. He also sought support from MQM-Haqiqi and PSP for the sake of people of Karachi.

On the other hand, MQM-P Rabita Committee on Monday suspended the membership of MQM-P deputy convener Kamran Tessori for six months.

Talking to media after Rabitta Committee meeting at the Bahadur Abad office, MQM-P leaders Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui announced the decision to suspend Kamran Tessori.

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He said that after the decision of the Rabita Committee, even MQM-P convener Dr Farooq Sattar cannot award Senate ticket to Kamran Tessori.

Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui further said that the members of MQM-P Rabita Committee cannot be removed by the party’s convener or deputy convener. He also said that if Farooq Sattar wants to leave the MQM-P then the party cannot do anything about it.

A gold trader by profession, Tessori is a former member of the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F) who joined MQM-P last year and quickly rose to prominence.He also contested the PS-114 by-election for MQM-P against the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Saeed Ghani but lost.

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Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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