Sattar to serve show-cause notice to Rabita Committee for flouting orders
KARACHI: Apparently indignant over flouting of his powers, Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Chief Dr Farooq Sattar announced to send a ‘show-cause’ notice to defiant members of Rabita Committee, ARY News reported on Saturday.
Declaring all Rabita Committee meetings and decisions as sheer breach of party constitution, Sattar in an overnight press conference on Friday said he had extended the “deadline” till Sunday (Feb 11) for all annoyed party activists and leaders to reunite under his leadership.
“I will be sending a show cause notice to the Rabita Committee members on Saturday,” he said in the overnight press conference on Friday.
Sattar said he would also write a letter to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to declare a letter of the Rabita Committee as null and void.
On the occasion, he equated the filing of nomination papers for Senate polls by the Committee members as “no confidence” motion against him. “I was stabbed on back as the Committee attempted to snatch away my rights,” Sattar deplored.
He claimed that it’s no more a matter of a Senate ticket but a breach of the party’s constitution.
He appealed the party workers and leaders across the province to ensure their presence in General Workers meeting on Sunday at 4:00 pm to safeguard the party from further splitting into factions.
“I watched over the party after August 22, 2016, the onus is on you [workers] to come forward on February 11 to ensure its survival,” said Sattar.
He said he has not been deploying the “stick” which the MQM founder previously used for the leadership.
Moreover, Sattar announced to make a key decision about his leadership in the party meeting on Sunday.
Rabita Committee members hint at minus-Sattar formula
Just moments after MQM-P chief Dr Farooq Sattar concluded his presser, Faisal Sabzwari addressed an emergency press conference and said that Rabita Committee would hold a meeting on Saturday at 2:00 pm in Bahadurabad to deliberate whether to respond Sattar’s show-cause notice or not.
Hinting at implementing the mine-one formula, Sabzwari said Sattar had disappointed the party workers through his conduct.
“It is beyond anyone’s understanding as to why a jeweler-turned-politician Kamran Tessori has become important this much to Sattar,” he asserted.
He claimed that the party had earlier delegated the power to deputy convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui to issue the Senate tickets, while refuting Sattar’s claims.
“The party will not accept any orders conflicting with the party’s principles,” he maintained.
Moreover, he invited Sattar to attend the Rabita Committee meeting today at 2:00 pm in Bahadurabad and underlined that the meeting will be convened even if he rejects the invitation.