MQM-P to flex political muscle in Karachi today

Both factions of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) – PIB and Bahadurabad groups – are set to organize a joint power show at Liquatabab’s Tanki Ground today (Saturday) in response to Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) April 29 public meeting at the same venue.
Bahadurabad and PIB factions of MQM-P have on Thursday agreed to mend their deteriorating relations in the wake of successful power show staged by PPP in MQM’s bastion Liaquatabad.
The top brass of both factions of the party including Farooq Sattar, Amir Khan and Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui separately visited Tanky Ground on Friday to review preparations for the public meeting.
Flanked by party’s members, Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui of the Bahadurabad group told media that August 22 development had shaken the foundations of decades-old party.
Dr Farooq Sattar, who led a rally to Tanky Ground, said that those who were trying to create cracks in the ranks of MQM-P would split themselves.
Amir Khan also reached the ground but did not meet Dr Sattar.