Altaf Hussain steps down as MQM chief

LONDON: MQM founder and chief Altaf Hussain on Thursday resigned as the party head and handed over command to Farooq Sattar.

Sattar, the senior deputy convener of MQM, is a parliamentary leader of the party in the National Assembly. He was also elected Karachi’s mayor and served the city from 1987 to 1992.

Later, London-based MQM leader Mustafa Azizabadi turned to Twitter to clarify Altaf’s announcement, saying that the party chief had only shared his sentiments with the party workers.

“Quaid-e-Tehreek Altaf Hussain in his address talked about his stepping down as the party head, but all the workers have rejected it,” he said.

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