MQM leaders resign from Provincial and National Assembly

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement parliamentarians rendered their resignations from the provincial and national assemblies, Aaj News reported.

The first resignation was handed out by Dr Farooq Sattar.  He added that no one had forced him to resign from the position, and he was doing it out of his own free will.

There were 23 parliamentarians present with Sattar.

Speaker Sindh Assembly Ayaz Saadiq has said that after looking at the resignation letters of MQM parliamentarians, he will approve them.

“I have always abided by the law, and in this case as well I will do what the law states,” he said while talking to the media.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement has decided to resign from the National and Provincial Assemblies and the Senate, Aaj News reported.

The decision to resign was taken in an emergency meeting held in Karachi and London. The party states that they were forced to take this decision due to their reservations on the operation conducted in Karachi.

MQM leader Farooq Sattar has said that several party workers have gone missing since the operation in Karachi has started. “We are being treated as third rate citizens,” he said.

Members of the National Assembly of the party remained absent in the session held today.

The party has eight seats in the Senate, and 24 seats in the Sindh Assembly.

After MQM submits it resignations, the speaker will call each parliamentarian individually and then approve or disapprove their request.