KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) leader Salman Mujahid Baloch has claimed that rumours of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Amir Khan slapped his party convener on Monday are true.
“The process of groupings triggered within MQM-P following August 22 was prompted by personal interests rather than a Senate election or service to people,” he said while talking to TV news programme.
He said it was neither an issue of the nation nor of the voters or supporters. Baloch added that the incident of slapping Farooq Sattar took place because of the differences on a Senate election.
The incident took place while a party session at MQM-P’s Bahadurabad office was underway on Monday when Amir Khan and some other leaders objected upon the nomination of Deputy Convener Kamran Tessori for Senate polls which turned into an exchange of hot words.
The news anchor probed if the former MQM leader could confirm the rumour of slapping Sattar and added that an insider had confirmed the news.
“It’s not a speculation. The people present at the meeting confirmed it to me,” he said.
When asked if it was Amir Khan who slapped him, Salman affirmed it.