Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s (MQM-P) Rabita Committee said that the party’s name, symbol and manifesto will remain intact, adding that all members have expressed full confidence in Farooq Sattar’s leadership.
The sentiments were expressed by Rabita Committee Deputy Convener, Kanwar Naveed Jamil, who presided over MQM’s high-level huddle in Bahadurabad on Thursday.
Addressing the media, Jamil shared that the developments pertaining to joining hands of PSP and MQM-Pakistan were discussed in-depth.
“Some members had expressed their reservations and we had to clear them,” he shared.
He said that three important decisions were made during the meeting. First is that MQM’s name, flag, election symbol and manifesto will remain intact, he said.
“MQM would stay the same as it was, political alliances are formed quite often and there is nothing extra ordinary regarding it,” he claimed, adding it has nothing to do with MQM’s integrity.
He also stated examples of political alliances in the past, such as the Islami Jamhoori Ittehad and the Pakistan National Alliance.
The members also decided that MQM will contest the elections on the seats they have won earlier. Moreover, the party leadership has shown trust in the leadership of Sattar.
“We have a united stance that we want Sattar to lead us.”
He also said: “We have asked our voters, supporters and workers to not believe in any rumors they hear on the media or otherwise.”
The high-level meeting was attended by Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan, Wasim Akhtar, Kamran Tessori, Faisal Sabzwari among others.
While other leaders such as Shabbir Qaimkhani and Amir Khan, who returned to country later in the day, missed the session.
A consultative meeting of party leaders was summoned on Thursday afternoon to address reservations of its disgruntled leaders on the recently-held joint press conference with Pak Sarzameen Party Chairman Mustafa Kamal.