Sattar claims PTI offered him to contest by-election on PTI's ticket

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar claimed on Wednesday that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) offered him to contest the upcoming by-elections from their seat.

Farooq Sattar was speaking to the media persons in Karachi, he said, "PTI has offered me to join the party and contest the by-polls in NA-247 from Arif Alvi's seat."

Mutual friends in PTI invited me to contest by-polls but I have never left my party, the MQM-P leader said.

Farooq Sattar had lost the NA-247 seat to PTI candidate Dr Arif Alvi during the July 25 polls. However, the seat is now vacant after the presidential election and Alvi being elected as the country's 13th president.

Farooq Sattar felicitates Alvi on being elected president, he said, "Alvi defeated me during the July 25 election. Now I hope he works for the betterment of Karachi."

He added, "MQM-P is an important party for the people of Sindh. The party plays an important part in solving problems of the residents of the province." 

He further said, the Governor Sindh, PTI and MQM-P should work together to keep a united front. 

Moreover, he told the media that he was not consulted in decisions taken by MQM-P and in some decisions he did not take part himself. 

Sattar said, "Whatever happened I was not disheartened but Ali Raza Abidi was disheartened and he resigned from the party. There is still time for MQM-P to correct their mistakes and compensate for the mistakes made."

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