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Back to the base: Ali Raza Abidi to rejoin MQM-Pakistan

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KARACHI: Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader Ali Raza Abidi is expected to rejoin the party after meeting Dr Farooq Sattar at his residence today, sources informed Geo News on Friday.

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Abidi announced quitting the party, after the MQM-P and Pak Sarzameen Party decided to regroup with “one name, one symbol and one manifesto”, a year after the two political factions announced complete disassociation from their former leadership based in London. However, the alliance turned out to be short-lived.

The sources have claimed that Dr Farooq Sattar will also announce to induct Abidi into the party’s central decision-making committee, Raabita Committee.

A day after the announcement of an alliance with the PSP at the Karachi Press Club, Sattar remarked: “we were left disappointed. Kamal agreed to unite with me and in front of me he said that MQM belongs to its founder.”

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“MQM belonged to its founder till August 22, 2016. Even then, MQM was the party of muhajirs and the oppressed.”

Sattar also spoke against the tone Kamal used in the press conference. “Your purpose was to highlight the point of the alliance but you went on speaking against MQM. You said that you can’t hold talks with MQM. Then, I want to ask you, who else have you been talking to then?”

“In the press conference, PSP leaders only spoke against MQM,” he remarked, adding “I was the only one speaking about pursuing non-violent politics and ensuring security of the country.”

He remarked: “You can make PSP, you can make Haqiqi, you can keep any name for the party, but how can you forget your martyrs and their sacrifices?”

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