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A returning officer on Tuesday rejected nomination papers filed by Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar for Karachi’s NA-245 constituency. 

The RO rejected his papers for concealing two cases in his papers in which he has been declared an absconder.

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Earlier, Sattar had said he is submitting nomination papers from NA-241, NA-245, and NA-247.

Denying that he ever talked about boycotting the July 25 elections, he said the party is not being given a free political environment to contest the polls.

On June 11, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) declared Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui as convener of Mutahidda Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) in a jolt to Sattar.

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