Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan

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Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan

متحدہ قومی موومنٹ پاکستان
ConvenorKhalid Maqbool Siddiqui
Founded18 March 1984 (35 years ago) (1984-03-18)
HeadquartersBahadurabad, Karachi
IdeologyPakistani nationalism
Secularism
Liberalism
ColorsRed, green and white
            
Senate
5 / 104
National Assembly
7 / 342
Sindh Assembly
21 / 168
Election symbol
Kite
Website
www.mqmpakistan.org

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (Urdu: متحدہ قومی موومنٹ پاکستانMuttaḥidah Qọ̄mī Mūwmaṅṫ Pākistān abbr. MQM-P) is a Centre-Left political party in Pakistan. It was taken over by Farooq Sattar, who split it from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement's founder and leader Altaf Hussain. The faction was announced after Sattar's release from custody by the Pakistan Rangers, a paramilitary organization.[1]

Election campaigns[edit]

MQM-P participated in two major by-elections since its formation, but was defeated in both[2][3]

Merger with PSP[edit]

On 8 November 2017, MQM Pakistan and Pak Sarzameen Party announced an "establishment-sponsored"[4][5] merger.[6][7][8]

Party desertion[edit]

Many MQM lawmakers left the Sattar faction, including deputy mayor Arshad Vohra.[9][10][11][12][13]

PIB vs Bahadurabad faction[edit]

MQM-Pakistan further divided into Farooq Sattar (PIB) and Amir Khan (Bahadurabad) factions.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Farooq Sattar's MQM struggles to step out of Altaf's shadow - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 15 October 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Clash erupts among MQM workers after PS-114 defeat - Pakistan - Dunya News". dunyanews.tv. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  3. ^ "PS-127: MQM Pakistan loses first battle after 'disconnect' from London". www.geo.tv. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  4. ^ Dawn.com (11 November 2017). "Establishment brokered MQM-PSP alliance meet at Sattar's request: Mustafa Kamal".
  5. ^ Dawn.com (11 November 2017). "MQM-P leaders, supporters pay respects at 'Martyrs' Monument' in Karachi".
  6. ^ Ali, Dawn.com | Imtiaz (8 November 2017). "'One manifesto, one symbol, one party': MQM, PSP announce plans for 2018 elections". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  7. ^ Khosa, Tariq (22 February 2016). "Power of the establishment".
  8. ^ "Democracy versus 'the establishment' in Pakistan".
  9. ^ "Another MQM lawmaker jumps ship to join Kamal-led PSP". Daily Pakistan Global. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Ali Raza Abidi quits MQM-P". www.geo.tv. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  11. ^ "MQM-P all set to seek ex-party MPs de-seating". The Nation. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  12. ^ "MQM-Pakistan's Arshad Vohra joins Pak Sarzameen Party - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 29 October 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Several MQM-P members likely to join PPP - Pakistan - Dunya News". Dunya News. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Sattar, Amir lead separate MQM-P sessions after differences over Senate tickets". ARYNEWS. Retrieved 6 February 2018.