MQMP groups nominate separate candidates for Senate elections
Karachi (Web Desk): Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQMP), Rabita Committee and Farooq Sattar have decided to nominate their own candidates for the upcoming Senate elections.
Emotional scenes were witnessed outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) office in Karachi as Subzwari broke in tears after embracing Sattar.
However, the deadlock over issuance of Senate tickets to party candidates apparently remained unresolved as both the groups, the committee members-led Bahadurabad group and Sattar-led PIB group, submitted the nomination papers separately.
“17 nomination forms for the election were filled, however, the total number of candidates of the party are fifteen,” he told the media in Karachi.
“Conflict or difference of opinion can exist,” he said, “but MQM-P’s policy of discipline has not changed.”
As many as 20 candidates out of total 23 belonged to the ruling Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP), who submitted their nomination papers. Two candidates belonged to Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) and one from Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F).
The provincial lawmaker questioned the merit of Tessori for being MQM-P’s Senate nominee.
“What is merit. MQM is not for sale. If MQM doesn’t send its nomination papers, Peoples Party will be the beneficiary.”
An emotional moment was witnessed as MQM-Pakistan chief Farooq Sattar and Rabita Committee members Faisal Subzwari and Wasim Akhtar came face to face at the Election Commission of Pakistan office.
Sattar and Subzwari hugged each other and the former wiped the tears off the latter’s face with his handkerchief.