MQM leader Dr. Farooq Sattar giving a press conference. - File photo

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), has announced the names of members of newly constituted Central Executive Council (CEC) of the party including noted journalists, industralists, senators, ministers as well as social and political figures from Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.

The names were announced by Deputy Convener MQM Rabita Committee, Dr. Farooq Sattar while addressing a press conference at Lal Qila Ground in Azizabad.

Deputy Convener Rabita Committee, Anees Qaimkhani, and members including Mrs Nasreen Jaleel, Kanwer Khalid Younis, Shoaib Ahmed Bukhari were also present on the occasion.

Dr. Farooq Sattar said the Rabita Committee had announced the formation of the Central Executive Council in a press conference on March 27, 2011 with a view to propagate the philosophy of realism and practicalism developed by MQM Chief Altaf Hussain, and the concept of politics to serve the people.

"Today we are announcing the names of the members of the Council," he added.

Dr. Farooq Sattar said the MQM is a popular political party that believes in national solidarity, inter-faith harmony, dignity to humanity, and service to the people.

He said his party has been working strenuously to achieve these goals for over three decades now. The MQM is the only political party that has representation from all nationalities, religious groups and different schools of thought, he said.

He said members of the Council hail from Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Punjab, Sindh, Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan.

He said the representation of people from all nationalities, minorities, and people from different spheres of life has been ensured.

Dr. Farooq Sattar said the CEC shall assist the Rabita Committee in structuring of party organisation, policy issues, propagation of party policies and in the preparation of the party manifesto and in holding of party programmes.

He said the CEC shall hold a meeting on a quarterly basis under the Rabita Committee to exchange views and advise it on national issues.

It will also play an active role in abolishing the medieval feudal system, corrupt political culture, and elimination of dynastic politics in the light of the philosophy of Altaf Hussain, he said.

The CEC will also work for creating awareness among the public to empower poor and middle-class sections in the country, he said.

He said Altaf Hussain has been making practical efforts to bring to an end the corrupt political and feudal system from the country.

The MQM has the distinction of having the leadership and the workers from the poor and middle class, he added.

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