The coordination committee of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Sunday removed Dr Farooq Sattar from his position as the party's convener.

Kanwar Naveed Jamil addressed the media today in the metropolis and announced that Dr Sattar was relieved of his position as convener, effective immediately.

He complained that Dr Sattar’s mistake caused MQM’s registration to be cancelled by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). He said that senior members and workers of the organisation had elected Dr Sattar as the convener.

Jamil accused Dr Sattar of altering the constitution of the organisation to favour his interests. He asserted that senior members had resisted inclusion of Tessori in the coordination committee earlier and now members were not in favour of him having the ticket for Senate elections.

The deputy convener said that Dr Sattar remains a party worker and has worked for the welfare of the political organisation.

Jamil said that Tessori is a good friend of Dr Sattar which is understandable but party affairs are to remain unbiased and in the best interest of the people.