Karachi (February 7, 2018): Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Farooq Sattar, following his meeting with Rabita Committee members, said that they have a difference of opinion, but there’s no division among them.
Speaking to media outside his residence here, Sattar said, “This is a matter between brothers. Those who visited my home are my brothers.”
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He said that he had to take a position and thanked workers for extending their support to him. “We will have to differentiate between difference of opinion and division. We have difference of opinion, but not division.”
The MQM-P chief said that he and Rabita Committee members, with whom he had a meeting, will further ponder over the situation.“Rabita Committee has assured me that they hold me as the [party] head,” he said, adding, “If something could not be finalised in today’s meeting, then it can be taken up tomorrow afternoon.”
Earlier, Sattar called an emergency Rabita Committee meeting Tuesday evening.
Sattar, who abruptly left a party meeting on Monday over a disagreement on Senate candidate nominations, also refused to call off a general workers’ meeting to be held later today, sources said.Three senior members of the party — Nasreen Jalil, Faisal Subzwari, and Wasim Akhtar — were included in a delegation that had earlier failed to appease the party’s convener.
“Nasreen Jalil, Faisal Subzwari, and Wasim Akhtar are now part of the six-member delegation in talks with Farooq bhai [brother]” announced party leader Aminul Haque.“MQM-P is a democratic party; we have extended an invitation to Farooq bhai to come [to the party office] and lead the party,” Haque told the media during a Rabita Committee press conference on Tuesday evening.
Subzwari had, earlier today, announced that a three-member delegation had been sent to Sattar to ‘talk matters out.’
“The Rabita 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.
“In the past, Rabita Committee only made suggestions and decisions were made in London but now all decisions are made in Pakistan.”