We will bring youth into the assemblies: Farooq Sattar

Published: March 27, 2013
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Farooq Sattar. PHOTO: APP

Farooq Sattar. PHOTO: APP

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) will get youth from the lower and middle class of the country elected to the assemblies, said MQM leader Farooq Sattar on Wednesday.

Sattar, speaking to the media, said that it was not just a claim that MQM was the only party in the country which arose from the middle class, “but also in practicality, MQM gave tickets to educated, capable people, especially youngsters, from the lower and middle classes and brought them to assemblies”.

“We sent them to the assemblies where even the entry of the middle class people is prohibited,” Sattar said, adding that a lot of youngsters will succeed in the upcoming elections as well.

“I want to assure the people that we will not hand tickets to influential feudal lords and investors…People who loot money from the national exchequer and then initiate businesses abroad will not be given tickets at any cost,” said Sattar.

Electoral alliance

Sattar said that the MQM has never made an electoral alliance with any party in the past and will not do so in the upcoming elections either.

However, he said, that the party is open to making seat adjustments with like-minded candidates and parties.

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Reader Comments (26)

  • KM
    Mar 27, 2013 - 2:08PM

    Copy cats! Suddenly everyone remembered youth after PTI

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  • Maher
    Mar 27, 2013 - 2:14PM

    Farooq Sattar saheb, you will bring the YOUTH in assemblies ??? Sweet Dreams janab… We will come in assemblies with PTIRecommend

  • Wadera Ka Baap
    Mar 27, 2013 - 2:19PM

    By all means . . . just ensure that they are not criminal minded.

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  • Vampire
    Mar 27, 2013 - 2:22PM

    Youth wants to into the Parliament,,, BUT with PTI.
    And yes I am from Karachi.Recommend

  • Shamy
    Mar 27, 2013 - 2:29PM

    Everyone just follows Imran Khan at the end of the day. Wake up everyone and vote for the right party !!

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  • buttler
    Mar 27, 2013 - 2:56PM

    Hahahahha…. Good Joke…

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  • Ali tanoli
    Mar 27, 2013 - 5:00PM

    really if u speak urdu no others….

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  • shahid
    Mar 27, 2013 - 6:10PM

    @Ali tanoli: Let’s ban urdu in Pakistan.get ready to speak punjabi,sindhi,pushto and balochi.The urdu speakers should ask for royalty or surcharge if any one else wants to use urdu.

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  • Nasir Mahmood
    Mar 27, 2013 - 7:04PM

    It makes me laugh, JIT report indicates on what path you put youth.

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  • Reas
    Mar 27, 2013 - 7:12PM

    Imrans youths are different. It may include Balawal and like. The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) will get youth from the lower and middle class of the country elected to the assemblies.,
    It is not just a claim that MQM was the only party in the country which arose from the middle class, “but also in practicality, MQM gave tickets to educated, capable people, especially youngsters, from the lower and middle classes and brought them to assemblies.

    Imran does not make it conditional that the youth will be educated, capable,people from the lower middle class.

    PTI boasts that ‘chana seller’ was given an office in Intra party elections. Our Nawaz Sharif also sells sugar and wheat. More than 60% of outgoing parliamentarians are hoarders of sugar and atta.

    The MQM parliamentarians were free from all obnoxious things.

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  • Paradigm Shift
    Mar 27, 2013 - 7:17PM

    @ Vampire , I am from Karachi too .Keep dreaming but keep Karachi out of it .pretty please .

    @ ali Tanoli , economic migrants into Karachi should be thankful to the Muhajirs who employed them and still doing the same for the last 20 years .Show some respect to them .
    Have some gratitude .Recommend

  • Reas
    Mar 27, 2013 - 7:18PM

    @Ali tanoli: Dr. Farooq Sattar himself is not Urdu Speaking. He is a Gujrati speaking person. Being Urdu speaking is not a disqualification in MQM. Quite many prominent MQMites are not US as Mr. Nabil Gabul, Ms Nadia, Ms. Sassi, Mr. Godeel Mr. Mushhadi etc.

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  • Syedpk
    Mar 27, 2013 - 7:39PM

    @all the PTI troll out there,

    MQM has been sending youth to Parliament, long before ur beloved IK conceived his party. Its PTI who adopted the MQM model not vice versa.

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  • Paradigm Shift
    Mar 27, 2013 - 7:56PM

    Syed spot on .Faisal Subzwari was from the same middleclass neighboorhood ,i was from .
    Did his Chartered Accountancy articles from the same firm I did .

    MQM started it all , IK is just following suit .

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  • waleed
    Mar 27, 2013 - 8:39PM

    he meant corpses

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  • Khurram Zafar
    Mar 27, 2013 - 9:06PM

    @ paradigm shift
    What made Faisal sabzwari change his class from middle class.. How come he has a business in dubai… And you remained an employment class even after completing your CA.. Well he did not even complete CA
    My vote all the way for pti and yes I am from Karachi too :)

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  • Mar 27, 2013 - 9:55PM

    First PML-N was copying PTI then PPP and now these guys will copy PTI. New political game!

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  • Karachiwala
    Mar 27, 2013 - 10:02PM

    I ask all- especially PTI supporters… have any of you guys lost any loved one by the hands of these ttp scumbags? or any close relative- or a sibling? or even a friend?

    I wonder- into despair- that who are you to give TTP butchers a clean chit, and exonerate them all from these crimes?
    why would i even talk to them? if i need only justice..

    You guys are rotting MQM for so long- please give some prove or else better to shut up- thats what your religion tells you. not me.

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  • Paradigm Shift
    Mar 27, 2013 - 10:13PM

    @Khurram Zafar ‘And you remained an employment class ” .You donot have the slightest idea what about the earning of a petty business in Dubai and a Local CA .Lolzzzz .Get some facts straight .
    oh BTW PTI will loose in Karachi .The dynamcis are mighty different here mate .

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  • Ali Moin
    Mar 28, 2013 - 12:11AM

    No matter how much MQM tries and all the ‘good’ that they do, the fact of the matter is it cannot become a main stream party and not just MQM but any party that arose from an ethnic background and for a particular sec ot people such as ANP, BNP, PML-N, any sindhi or siraiki or punjabi party etc etc…no matter how good they are, they can never be a main stream party in the country like PTI or PPP.
    In order to create a fabric of unity in the country and to take every nationality and ethnicity moving forward together and making sure everyone is represented, we need parties like the PTI who do not associate themselves with any one particular section of society or started off that way. I myself used to be a very active MQM supporter and agree that it is not understood properly in the rest of the country and there is a lot of false propaganda against it by the establishment but now I am an active PTI member and supporter as I see PTI picking up and doing things on a national level and bringing in the youth and people from all classes of society (all you have to do is look at the jalsas to see the vast representation of PTI amongst every section of society), from where the MQM left off.
    MQM has gotten itself involved in a lot of petty street politics instead of focusing on national issues and we as a nation need a party and leadership that has the face, determination, courage and style to take every Pakistani forward, not just a section of society from one area of the country.

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  • reasonlight
    Mar 28, 2013 - 12:17AM

    @Khurram Zafar:
    What is bad in bussiness in Dubai?

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  • Osman
    Mar 28, 2013 - 1:30AM

    Youth like Ajmal Pahari?

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  • whatajoke
    Mar 28, 2013 - 7:19AM

    @Reas: the MQM you are talking about existed 15 years ago.
    The party is still driven by youth but they themselves are lost..

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  • Reas
    Mar 28, 2013 - 9:19PM

    @whatajoke:

    MQM people dont leave MQM.

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  • Reas
    Mar 28, 2013 - 9:25PM

    @Ali Moin:
    You are right to much extent. Not only due to ‘ethnic backgound’. Their rival is a demon who owns Pakistan.

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  • ss
    Mar 30, 2013 - 1:29AM

    @Reas:
    MQM gave tickets to educated, capable people, especially youngsters, from the lower and middle classes and made them billionaire or millionaire?

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