Farooq Sattar survives highway crash

Published: September 12, 2016
MQM leader Farooq Sattar after the accident. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB

MQM leader Farooq Sattar after the accident. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB

KARACHI: Top Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader Dr Farooq Sattar miraculously survived a late-night road crash on the Super Highway, a party leader told The Express Tribune. Dr Sattar was rushed to the hospital following the crash.

The accident occurred near Nooriabad in Jamshoro district, some 60 kilometres off Hyderabad. The MQM leader was returning to Karachi after visiting Hyderabad along with his comrades and security guards.

Four of Sattar’s companions suffered ‘serious’ injuries, according to party spokesperson Aminul Haq. Sattar and other MQM leaders, including Khawaja Izharul Hassan and Amir Khan were returning from Hyderabad after having some party meetings within their ranks when this incident occurred, Haq said. All three leaders were travelling in separate vehicles.

The vehicle in which Sattar was travelling overturned apparently due to the construction work that has been going on at the main highway, Hassan said.

“The vehicle took multiple turns before landing off the highway. Sattar miraculously did not sustain any major injuries but the condition of his four companions was serious,” the party spokesperson said.

The vehicle of MQM-Pakistan’s second in command Amir Khan was behind Sattar’s and he was immediately ferried along with others to Karachi for medical treatment.

“Farooq bhai miraculously survived the accident. He is conscious. But he has pain in the shoulders and lower back.” Hassan claimed that the barrier was placed on a recently constructed road.

The vehicle in which he was travelling was ‘completely destroyed’.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Ali
    Sep 12, 2016 - 3:50AM

    I wish him speedy recovery.

    The amount of hate he is receiving above in the Facebook comments is just disgusting. Recommend

  • fahim
    Sep 12, 2016 - 5:01AM

    Agreed. Shame on them. I wish him well.Recommend

  • Karachi
    Sep 12, 2016 - 5:06AM

    I’ve read a good news after a long time!Recommend

  • Maqsood
    Sep 12, 2016 - 5:58AM

    Glad that he is doing okay. Wish him well.Recommend

  • Omar Sadiq
    Sep 12, 2016 - 8:47AM

    Farooq Sattar got lucky this time it seems but the goons & henchmen of Altaf will try and try again to get him and make it look like an accident.
    The more Sattar lingers on with his quaid and works behind the scene in support of Altaf, he is endangering his life more and more with each passing day. Recommend

  • ft
    Sep 13, 2016 - 10:22AM

    @Omar Sadiq:
    Spreading rumours?Recommend

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