Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) senior leader Farooq Sattar has been expelled from the party after a session of the Rabita Committee decided not to maintain any contact with the leader.

The Rabita Committee was held in Bahadurabad, in which it the decision was made on the basis of Sattar’s actions and the decision he had previously made related to party affairs and certain personal decisions that went against the party rules, said an official notification on Friday.

Sattar had previously stepped back from party matters after the leader was not issued a ticket for the by-election. Party leader Khawaja Izharul Hassan said that the MQM-P’s rules and regulations were known to everyone and someone flouting rules cannot stay in the party.

He had also resigned from the party’s top decision-making body, Rabita Committee last month. The resignation had come in the backdrop of Sattar’s confirmation that he was consulting with his close friends over an offer he had received from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to join the party.