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Conspiracy that was hatched against me exposed today: Dr Farooq Sattar
12 February 2018, 01:18 | Devin Moran
MQM-P leader Dr Farooq Sattar speaks to the media outside his residence in PIB Colony Karachi Pakistan
The rift ostensibly took place between the party leaders and the convener on issuing tickets for Senate elections.
Earlier, in view of the Bahadurabad camp's claim that they enjoyed the support of "90 per cent" members of the coordination committee, Dr Sattar played what many considered as his trump card when he told the media that those coordination committee members who remained government employees had no right to vote and from now on they would no longer be part of the MQM's top decision-making body. "We will not go for a collision, but struggle pacifically", he said.
The party crisis over distribution of Senate tickets continued on a fifth consecutive day with the two sides - one led by Dr Sattar and the other by Amir Khan - getting ready for a final showdown.
The deputy convener said that Dr Sattar remains a party worker and has worked for the welfare of the political organisation.
Following the decision of party's Rabita Committee to sack him, Dr Sattar told journalists in a presser that "they haven't [just] sacked me - they have deprived every deserving worker of the party of their due right".
Statement of Dr Sattar came almost an hour after deputy conveners of MQMP and members of coordination committee addressed a press conference and announced to sack MQMP chief from the position of convener.
"Since February 5, they were repeatedly calling unconstitutional meetings".
He, however, made it clear that he was not immediately going to the Bahadurabad headquarters. He said that the person leading a party is held responsible for any loopholes. "I will take a flight to Bahadurabad as soon as coordination committee agrees to that", he said in a lighter vein.
A total of 17 nomination forms were submitted by the two groups within the MQP-P.
At least nine of the over four dozen members of the coordination committee are said to be government employees and all of them are supporting the Bahadurabad camp. Mr Baloch had in December joined the Mustafa Kamal-led Pak Sarzameen Party after the MQM-P expelled him for violating party discipline.
On this occasion, Farooq Sattar announced that he would address a public meeting sometime later at the KMC Stadium in PIB Colony and he directed all the party workers to reach the venue.
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