KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar has said that election symbol of ‘Kite’ belongs to his MQM which is registered in his name in Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

Talking to the media men outside his resident in PIB Colony, Sattar said ECP has clarified that he is the party head as MQM-P is registered in his name. He further said that intra-party election will be held on February 18. 

Sattar denied reports of meeting Sindh Minister for Local Government Jam Khan Shoro, he said that I have not made contact with the provincial minister seeking the list of the MQM-P workers serving on the government posts. I neither did meet Jam Khan Shoro nor I has any telephonic conversation said Sattar demanded that action against the media groups those are narrating such stories.

Talking about the Bahadurabad group of MQM-P, Sattar said that following the crisis in the party ranks, he clearly directed all my affiliates to abstain from issuing any unnecessary statements.

On the other hand, MQM-P coordination committee member Kanwar Naveed Jameel has said that issues between Dr Farooq Sattar and decision making body will be resolved in two to three days. He said that Farooq is annoyed right now while coordination committee is still making all efforts to bring former convener on one page.

Jameel said close friends of Farooq has advised him to adopt the attitude like other head of political forces like PPP Asif Ali Zardari, PML-Nawaz Nawaz Sharif and founder of MQM. It was regrettable that Farooq made some amendments in the party constitutions without consulting with party coordination committee.

He informed that party committee made his last contact with Farooq on February 11 while from then the party senior workers were indulged to eliminate the differences between the party ranks. He said that newly appointed Convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui has the authority to award tickets to party candidates. So far party convener has send 16 names of candidates to Farooq Sattar that also include name of Kamran Tesorri while coordination committee has asked Farooq Sattar to finalise four names till today.