Jurisdiction of ECP challenged by Farooq Sattar over convenership

Jurisdiction of ECP challenged by Farooq Sattar over convenership

Islamabad (Web Desk) : Farooq Sattar on Thursday has challenged jurisdiction of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) regarding hearing Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) convenership case.

During the proceeding, Sattar’s lawyer dared the decision to declare the petitions as acceptable and demanded to dismiss MQM leader KanwarNaveed’s appeal.

The infighting between party members over nominations for the upcoming Senate elections had earlier resulted in the emergence of splinter groups – Dr Farooq Sattar led PIB Colony faction and the Bahadurabad group consisting of Amir Khan, NasreenJalil, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and others.

He told journalists outside the ECP premises, “MQM-P belongs to the party’s workers and only they will protect it.” Furthermore, “They [party workers] announced their verdict in the intra-party elections.”

He stressed that the party’s constitution contains clauses to solve the conflict on the party’s convenership.

Meanwhile, Kamran Tessori said that steps will be taken to resolve the matters without separating the party members. Will accept ECP decision, he added.

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