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Muttahida Quami Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) chief Dr. Farooq Sattar on late Thursday night took back his decision to quit politics almost an hour after announcing his decision to quit, Dunya News reported.

Farooq Sattar said during a press conference that he took his decision back on the order of my mother. “My mother has asked me to take back my decision to quit politics and ordered to serve the people as before,” he said.

Earlier on Thursday, while addressing a news conference outside his residence in PIB Colony, Farooq Sattar announced to quit politics, affirming to part ways with MQM-P.

The MQM-P leaders tried to stop Sattar and make him retract from his announcement, however, he returned to his home. MQM-P members chanted slogans outside his residence and demanded the withdrawal.

During the press conference, the disgruntled MQM-P chairman rejected the merger with Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) on Thursday saying he apologizes to all party members and the Muhajir community who had “shed tears” on yesterday’s developments.

Sattar told that he will visit Yadgar-e-Shuhda Jinnah Ground and no one can stop him from going there. He criticised the role of former Rangers DG Major Bilal and ex-Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ibad at the time of his arrest.

He clarified that he had only urged an alliance with PSP for upcoming elections during yesterday meeting. “How can we erase our history and forget the martyrs,” Sattar asked.

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