KARACHI: "There exists only one Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and there is no London and Pakistan in it," newly-appointed London Rabita Committee member Hassan Zafar insisted on Monday.
"It was Farooq Sattar and Company who coined the term MQM Pakistan," Zafar said, while speaking at a press conference here today. "Our name is nothing but Muttahida Qaumi Movement," he added.
He said that people thought the MQM founder will never be back again, but our party still exists.
The MQM divided into London and Pakistan factions after an inflammatory speech by the party supremo put the Pakistan-based leadership in a difficult situation.
The MQM founder's diatribe against the country on August 22 drew severe criticism from all corners of society, forcing many party affiliates to voice their support for country and part ways with the founder.
Led by Dr. Farooq Sattar, the MQM Pakistan has since laid its own policy and maintains itself to be a party having no ties with London chapter.