KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan’s (MQM-P) Bahadurabad faction on Sunday termed the PIB-camp led intra-party polls illegal.
A statement issued by the Bahadurabad faction alleged that the party polls – announced by Dr Farooq Sattar – were a ‘condemnable effort to divide loyal party workers.’
The polling for MQM-P’s intra-party elections to elect the Rabita Committee and Central Executive Committee is underway.
The infighting between MQM-P’s two factions — Sattar-led PIB and Rabita Committee-led Bahudarabad — started over the issue of distribution of party tickets for next month’s Senate elections. The latter had strongly opposed Sattar’s nomination of the relative newcomer Kamran Tessori over seasoned party leaders.
Sattar, on February 11, had announced the decision to dissolve the party’s Rabita Committee during a general workers’ meeting, hours after members of the coordination committee at the party’s Bahadurabad office said he was no longer the convener of the party.