Internal rifts within MQM-P deepen over Senate tickets | Pakistan

KARACHI: A rift between two senior Muttahida Quami Moverment-Pakistan leaders, Farooq Sattar and Amir Khan, seems to have deepened over the issue of Senate tickets, it emerged on Monday evening.

A session of the MQM-P ended in chaos today as the two senior party leaders disagreed with each other when the names of candidates for Senate elections were being discussed.

Following the reported disagreement, Sattar and his supporters left Bahadurabad for the MQM-P chief’s residence at PIB Colony.

The supporters of Sattar also chanted slogans in his favour while the supporters of Amir Khan remained with him at the meeting’s venue.

Meanwhile, sources said the session at Bahadurabad will resume soon and will be chaired by Amir Khan.

Four out of eight MQM-P senators, including Col (R) Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi, Dr. Mohammad Farogh Naseem, Maulana Tanveer-ul-Haq Thanvi, and Nasreen Jalil will retire next month. 

Senate elections are scheduled to take place on March 3.

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