KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan convener Farooq Sattar on Saturday rubbished allegations of being in contact with the London-based founder of the MQM and Mustafa Kamal, the head of the Pak Sarzameen Party.
“These are baseless and false allegations,” Sattar told Geo News, adding that there were “some restless souls spreading false rumours”.
Sattar’s statement come in response to serious accusations by his former colleague, Salman Mujahid Baloch, who has recently been expelled by the party.
MQM-Pakistan claims complete dissociation from the MQM founder or any policies or decisions by the London-based faction of the party.
“Salman said all of this when he was expelled from the party. He basically wants to distract people so that no one questions why he was expelled,” reasoned Sattar while speaking to Geo News today.
Over the allegations of divisions in the party, he claimed that “there is no such case nor there ever will be.”
He also claimed that such allegations seek to waste the time of the nation. “The issue will subside in a few days. We should move ahead and focus on better things.”
Responding to speaking to MQM founder, he said that it is unimaginable he will be in contact with anyone like the founder.
“Some people will continue politics of allegations and keep on claiming that we are in contact with London. But, there is no such thing.”
On his meeting with Kamal, he shared: “I have not met Mustafa Kamal at Seher Commercial or anywhere.”
He also shared that it is “an absolute lie” and that Salman was expelled over the issue surrounding Irum Azeem Farooque.
“There is no truth to rumours regarding the divide in the party,” he said, adding “all these allegations are false and I reject them as party’s convener.”
On Friday, MQM-Pakistan had expelled MNA Salman Mujahid Baloch from the party because of violation of party ethics.
Responding to the expulsion, Salman alleged that he was being punished for raising voice against the expulsion of another ex-party member, Irum Azeem Farooque.
“They cannot expel me, the party isn’t the property of anyone and it belongs to every common man,” said Baloch, while speaking on Geo News programme Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath.
He also claimed that there is an evident divide in MQM-Pakistan. One faction is headed by Farooq Sattar, Kamran Tessori, Qamar Naveed, Khawaja Sohail Mansoor while other one includes Aamir Khan, Faisal Sabzwari and Khawaja Izharul Hassan.
He also levelled serious allegations against MQM-Pakistan convener Farooq Sattar and claimed that Sattar is indirectly in contact with the UK-based founder of the MQM, adding that Sattar had even approached Pak Sarzameen Party head Mustafa Kamal and asked for his help.
He remarked that Sattar met with Kamal in Seher Commercial area of DHA.