KARACHI: On Wednesday, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar claimed that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) offered him to contest the upcoming by-elections from their seat.
Speaking to the media in Karachi, Sattar said, “PTI has offered me to join the party and contest the by-polls in NA-247 from Arif Alvi’s seat.”
Mutual friends in PTI invited me to contest by-polls but I have never left my party, the MQM-P leader said.
Sattar had lost the NA-247 seat to PTI candidate Dr Arif Alvi during the July 25 polls. However, the seat is now vacant following the presidential election which saw Alvi being elected as the country’s 13th president.