Cleft between MQM-P over nomination of senate candidates


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KARACHI: The rift between Muttahida Qaumi Movement- Pakistan (MQM-P) deepens as Rabitta Committee (RC)  late night on Monday suspended Kamran Tessori for six month, Aaj News Reported.

According to reports, on Monday evening, a meeting of the RC was convened at the MQM-P’s temporary headquarters in Bahadurabad, where Dr Sattar had an disagreement with senior leader Amir Khan over the nomination of Mr Tessori as a candidate on one of the Senate general seats.

Following the argument Sattar along with his supporters left for his residence located in PIB colony where he summoned all the party member to attend an urgent meeting. He tweeted:

The RC however was not invited to this meeting.

Later that night, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui along with most of the MQM-P leaders held a press conference at MQM-P’s Bahadurabad office in which he cited that, the party had decided to nominate Nasreen Jalil (on first priority), followed by Dr Farogh Nasim, Aminul Haq, Shabbir QaimKhani, Amir Khan and Mr Tessori for six Senate seats.

Sattar wanted to “sacrifice” two of the top four candidates to accommodate Mr Tessori, Mr Khalid further added.

On the other hand MQM-P’s leader while rejecting the RC decision to suspend Mr Tessori termed the meeting held at Bahadurabad as ‘unconstitutional’ without the his consensus.

He further claimed that party workers were with him and he convened a workers’ convention at the KMC Ground in PIB Colony on Tuesday (today) in a video tweet: