MQM Pakistan suspends office bearers, intra-party elections to be held today
KARACHI—Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan on Sunday dissolved its entire party structure declaring the intraparty polls, held a few months ago, null and void. The MQM Pakistan on Sunday dissolved the party organisational structure annulling election of members to all party posts. Intraparty elections of the political party will be held today.
The voting for new office-bearers will be held today at party’s temporary headquarters here, sources said. The convener, deputy convener, members of Rabita Committee and the CEC will be elected in today’s election. Last week, the MQM Pakistan expelled 11 members from the party and advised workers to not keep any contact with them. MQM Pakistan Rabita Committee revoked membership of 11 affiliates for violating party discipline and expelled them from the party, according to a statement.
The party terminated four members of the Tanzeemi committee and seven of Hyderabad district committee. “Those expelled include Zafar Rajpoot, Rasheed Bhayya, Fauzia Amir and Rizwana Aslam of the SPC,” the statement read. The expelled members from Hyderabad include Abid Ghouri, Javed Khan, Zulfiqar Khanzada, Faheem Mughal, Farooq Khan, Fahim Raheel and Saeed Aziz. One of the expelled members, Zafar Rajpoot, was nominated as member of the Hyderabad zonal committee by the London chapter of the party. The deputy convener of the MQM, Farooq Sattar, has since been heading the party in Pakistan, amid statements from London insisting that ‘MQM is one’.