News Desk |
Muttehida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Farooq Sattar on Thursday said he was consulting with close friends over Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) offer to join the party.
Speaking to the newsmen outside the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) office after submitting a petition against excessive expenditure disbursed by political parties on their election campaigns, Sattar said some PTI leaders had offered him to join the party and “I am consulting my close friends over the offer”.
“PTI wants me to contest the by-election on NA-247 from Alvi’s seat,” he said.
A day earlier, Sattar claimed that the PTI had offered him to contest the upcoming by-elections from NA-247, which fell vacant after the resignation of president-elect Dr. Arif Alvi.
Sattar had lost the NA-247 seat to PTI candidate Dr Arif Alvi in July 25 elections.
Talking about his petition, Sattar said he had filed a petition against “excessive expenditure” spent by big political parties on election campaigns.
He claimed that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and PTI spent “billions of rupees” on media campaigns.
“The ECP has allowed each candidate for a National Assembly seat to spend Rs. 4 million during campaigning but political parties spend millions,” he said.