Farooq Sattar Quits as Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Convener

May 15, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Chief of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Dr Farooq Sattar has announced he will quit as convener of the Sindh urban-based party calling it a “powerless office”, while adding that he would not contest in the next general elections.

“I will remain in the party as a common worker,” he said.

Addressing workers at KMC ground late on Sunday, Dr Sattar said he did not want to remain leader as “charity” when he didn’t enjoy any power.

He also expressed fears of being criticized if the party did not perform well in the next general elections.

“Let me also clarify that I don’t want any office or position and for that I would not even contest in the elections. I cannot remain convener anymore as this office doesn’t have any power. But if anything occurs in the general elections all criticism would be against the convener. I don’t have any power but I know that I would be held responsible for any [negative] result in the elections.”

Sattar has held several public offices – he was appointed the city’s mayor when he was 25 years old, has been a member of the national and provincial assemblies and held the post of federal minister for overseas Pakistanis.

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