KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan's (MQM-P) Rabita Committee on Sunday removed Dr Farooq Sattar as the party's convener. "Farooq Sattar breached the Rabita Committee's trust," senior party leader Kanwar Naveed Jameel announced in a press conference on Sunday evening.

Kanwar Naveed Jameel announced the decision to remove Dr Farooq Sattar as Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s convener. "He changed the party's constitution without bringing it into the knowledge of the Rabita Committee," he said.

He further alleged that the former party chief had taken, in his control, the rights to select and remove party members without informing the coordination committee.  "There are many reasons why Farooq Sattar was removed from his position," party leader Kunwar Naveed Jamil explained.

"The registration of a party as organized as the MQM was cancelled by the ECP only due to the negligence of Dr Farooq Sattar." "Despite continuous reminders from the coordination committee, Sattar did not file the party workers' wealth statements with the ECP, due to which the party’s registration was cancelled," he explained.

"Dr Sattar purposefully sabotaged the Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation the welfare arm of the MQM by committing gross mismanagement in its affairs," he alleged. "Nazeer Hussain University is dysfunctional now and its employees haven't been paid for seven months now." “Dr Farooq Sattar also altered the party constitution to his own benefit and siphoned all authorities and powers to himself," Jamil further alleged while announcing the reasons why Sattar was removed.