Sattar tries face saving by accusing ECP

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ISLAMABAD: Former convener of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQMP) Farooq Sattar on Monday equated Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) verdict with efforts to remove the party from political landscape of Pakistan.

He was talking to media here in Islamabad Monday. “The verdict of ECP to oust me from the convenership of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQMP) is actually an effort to remove party from Pakistan’s political landscape”, asserted Farooq Sattar.

“We will remember today as black day. We don’t accept verdict of Chief Election Commissioner and the four-member bench”, stated disgruntled leader while adding, “ECP has never taken action on basis of conflicts within any party in the recorded history of country. ECP does not have jurisdiction to initiate such proceedings”, Sattar apprised media personnel.

He claimed the verdict was an attempt to keep MQMP out of general polls 2018 so that next elections would be contested under minus-Farooq formual.

“I am being punished for the August-23 announcement against the founder of the MQM [Altaf Hussain]. ECP wants to divide our voting bank”, Sattar added.