Farooq Sattar moves to IHC challenging ECP’s decision to remove him as MQM-P convener

Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM-P) stalwart Dr. Farooq Sattar on Wednesday submitted a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) challenging Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) order to remove him as the convener of the party.

The IHC is expected to take up Sattar’s petition on Thursday.

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The ECP on Monday had removed Sattar from the position of MQM-P convener by accepting the challenge to his election and rejected his plea that the ECP had no jurisdiction to adjudicate upon internal matters of the party.

A five-member bench, headed by Chief Election Commissioner Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza, had annulled the intra-party elections of the MQM-P held under Dr. Sattar’s leadership that he claimed to have won by a huge margin.

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