Sattar plays down MQM-P leaders’ defection to PSP

F.P. Report

LAHORE: With the political infighting seeming to cost Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) dear, party stalwart Dr Farooq Sattar on Sunday hinted at working out a formula to end the ongoing friction within the party to keep it united ahead of the upcoming general elections.

Speaking to the media at Lahore airport, Sattar expressed optimism that the issues facing the party will decrease ahead of the coming general elections.

Playing down defections from his party to the Mustafa Kamal-led Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP), Sattar said party leaders’ jumping the ship will not make any difference as voters are clever enough to understand the switching of loyalties.

He said the MQM-P will take part in 2018 elections in Punjab and will also field candidates from among workers. Sattar said many political parties are in touch with him for forging an alliance ahead of the coming polls. Referring to the infighting within the party, he said whatever has been happening within the party was unfortunate. He was making efforts to keep the party united.

Commenting on the issues facing the people of Sindh, he said no attention has been paid to the problems plaguing Sindh for the last 70 years.