MQM Spokesperson Dr. Farooq Sattar Fails To Defend Altaf Hussain During BBC 2’s Newsnight With Jermemy Paxman

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Sameera Ehteram
So BBC Two’s Newsnight aired a documentary on Pakistan’s political party Muttahida Qaumi Movement and Jery Paxman interviewed none other than MQM’s deputy convener Dr Farooq Sattar.

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So BBC Two’s Newsnight  aired a documentary on Pakistan’s political party Muttahida Qaumi Movement and Jery Paxman interviewed none other than MQM’s deputy convener Dr Farooq Sattar.

Dr. Sattar had one task- to defend his party and his ‘charismatic’ leader.  Well he did everything but that. He blubbered, fumbled, stammered, put his foot in his mouth but he did not make one serious comment that could counter any of the allegations or give credit to his leader or party.

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His comments ranged from blaming BBC to be influenced by ‘Pro-Taliban and radical forces’ and that Altaf Hussain never uttered a threat to anyone.

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Despite being shown proof of the threats, he kept at his stance that Mr. Hussain’s words were misquoted and taken out of reference. He however also said that whenever his leader made statements that hurt anyone’s sentiments, he retracted them and he always welcomed criticism!

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 He also denied that despite large amounts of money being confiscated from MQM’s office (£150,000) and Hussain’s house (£250,000) in London that MQM was involved in money laundering.

So, we kind of understand when Jeremy Paxman was at times beyond belief in amazement at his statements and we could totally relate to his flabbergasted expressions several times  throughout the show!

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Anyone who watched the interview is a confused state between incredulity and rage at the stupidity and audacity of the responses from Farooq Sattar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 We can easily surmise that BBC gave Dr. farooq Sattar a rope and he hung himself with it! He didn’t notice though that the fate of his leader and their party was shackled to him as well and he took them both with them!

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