Farooq Sattar to challenge victory of Amir Liaqat

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KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Dr. Farooq Sattar has announced that he will challenge the results of Amir Liaqat’s NA-245 constituency during the July 25 elections.

Speaking to the media in the metropolis, the MQM-P leader apprised that “I have prepared a petition to challenge NA-245 results in the election tribunal. I will provide evidence and witnesses,” Sattar claimed.

He further told the media that he was hopeful that his plea will be heard and a decision will be taken in his favour.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Amir Liaquat Hussain won the during the polls from the NA-245 constituency by bagging 56,615 votes against  Sattar who secured 35,247 votes.

Previously, Sattar had resigned from Rabita Committee, the MQM-P’s top decision-making body

Earlier, he had also claimed that he was consulting with his close friends over an offer. He informed that the PTI has offered him to join the party and contest the by-election on NA-247 from Dr Arif Alvi’s seat.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) senior leader, Dr Farooq Sattar resigned from the party’s Rabita Committee on Thursday (13th September) citing ‘personal reasons.’

Speaking to journalists, the veteran politician confirmed the news of his resignation from Rabta Committee which is MQM-P’s top decision-making body. “I have tendered my resignation due to personal reasons,” he told media representatives.

Last week, Farooq Sattar claimed that he received an offer from the ruling party, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) to join the party and contest the NA-247 by-election on PTI’s ticket. “PTI wants me to contest the by-election on NA-247 from Alvi’s seat,” the MQM-P leader shared.

It is worth mentioning that Sattar lost the NA-247 seat to PTI candidate Dr Arif Alvi in the general elections. After Dr Arif Alvi won the presidential elections and assumed office as the country’s 13th president, he vacated the seat. A by-election is scheduled to be conducted on NA-247.