Afaq says MQM-P internal rift dented urban Sindh mandate

KARACHI: Muhajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi (MQM-H) Chairman Afaq Ahmed on Monday said that internal rift between two factions of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) had dented the mandate of urban Sindh in the Senate election.

Addressing a press conference at his residence here, Afaq said he had called MQM-P leaders Dr Farooq Sattar and Amir Khan and asked them to put their differences aside for contesting the elections. “The MQM-P internal rift had deprived the people of urban Sindh of their due representation in the Senate, the MQM-H chief said.

“There is serious space in Muhajir politics; however, it will not be filled from Mianwali, Larkana or Dir,” said Afaq.

He also invited the Muhajir leaders who do not have any criminal record to join his party and work together for the rights of Muhajir community. Afaq hinted that MQM-H can contest next election on seat adjustment with like-minded parties.