Salman Baloch rejoins MQM-P, throws weight behind Farooq Sattar

Former PSP leader says a 'minus one' conspiracy is underway to remove Sattar from the party leadership


News Desk February 10, 2018
Salman Mujahid Baloch addresses media in Karachi on February 10, 2018. EXPRESS NEWS SCREEN GRAB

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Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Salman Mujahid Baloch announced on Saturday to rejoin Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), less than two months after he joined the ranks of the Mustafa Kamal-led organisation.

The development came as the party remains divided on awarding Senate's tickets to its members, with Farooq Sattar adamant he reserves the right to award tickets to any member.

Announcing his decision, Baloch said he had left the party because of "five to six people who were conspiring against Sattar."

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According to him, Sattar is an honest person and that a minus one conspiracy was underway to remove him from the party's leadership.

Baloch went on to accuse Amir Khan of the rival group of conspiring against Sattar.

On Friday, Election Commission of Pakistan enlisted MQM-P, among other political parties, with Dr Farooq Sattar as its convener.

It was reported in December that Baloch left the MQM-P after he accused the party and Sattar of still maintaining contacts with party's founder Altaf Hussain.

The party saw divisions after Altaf's August 22, 2016 fiery speech that led to the attacks on television channels in Karachi.

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