Consulting friends on PTI’s offer to join party: Farooq Sattar

06 Sep, 2018 12:18 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar on Thursday said he is consulting his close friends on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s offer to join the party.

A day earlier, Sattar had claimed that the PTI had offered him to join the party and contest the by-election on a National Assembly seat — NA-247, Karachi — that fell vacant after the resignation of president-elect Dr Arif Alvi.

The senior MQM-P leader filed a petition in the Election Commission of Pakistan regarding election expenses.

Speaking to the media outside the ECP, Sattar once again said that some PTI leaders have offered him to join the Prime Minister Imran Khan-led party. “I am consulting my close friends over the offer,” he added.

Regarding his petition, Sattar said he had moved the ECP against ‘excessive expenditure’ by parties on political campaigns. Some political parties spend millions on their election campaigns which means all candidates are not given a fair playing field, he added.

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