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MQM-P infighting disheartening activists, says Khawaja Izharul Hassan

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) MPA Khawaja Izharul Hassan on Saturday said the party infighting is disheartening the activists, particularly those in jails. 

Talking to media here, the MQM-P MPA admitted that mistrust between the two groups exists and the efforts are being made to reunite the groups.

Taking exception to defiant Amir Khan-led group’s objections over party office, Hassan while offering mediator’s role, said the residence of Dr Farooq Sattar had previously been used temporarily as the party office.

“I have offered my resignation [from the provincial assembly] as a member of intermediary committee to bring the two groups on negotiation table,” he said.

Flanked by another party leader Rauf Siddiqui, the MPA said if the impasse didn’t resolved, it wouldn’t be deemed a matter of principle.

The deadlock over issuance of Senate tickets to jeweler-turned-politician Kamran Tessori remained unresolved as both the groups, the committee members-led Bahadurabad group and Sattar-led PIB group, are holding separate party meetings, amid the ongoing efforts to convince MQM-P chief Dr Farooq Sattar.

Who is Kamran Tessori?

Tessori is a newcomer in the party, who joined the MQM-P last year and quickly rose to prominence. He was previously a member of the Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F).

Sattar-led MQM-P has also fielded Tessori to contest PS-114 by-election in Karachi against the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) Saeed Ghani but lost by a big margin.

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