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.