KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader Haider Abbas Rizvi arrived in Karachi on Wednesday, after having spent 2 years in Canada.
Party leaders confirmed Rizvi’s arrival though their social media accounts and welcomed him on returning home.
He held a meeting with Bahadurabad faction of his party. MQM-P leader Faisal Sabzwari confirmed the news saying that he reached at Bahadurabad Office soon after landing.
Rizvi has distanced himself from MQM-P factionalism in the past. He had also shared his views on the public rift within the party in February this year.
Rizvi was recently reported to be seen driving with Uber, ride-hailing service, in Canada. Some claimed that the MQM leader was mere trying to gain public sympathy while others appreciated him for earning through sincere means.
Addressing media experts on TV ‘Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath‘, the MQM-P leader had refrained from putting the blame for the rift on anyone.
“I don’t agree there is any group in MQM. There is no Bahadurabad or PIB group,” he had said, adding that the party had been going through a difficult time and would come out of it soon.
“we want to see a strong convener in the shape of Sattar, but that would only be possible if the party is also strengthened” said the MQM leader.
When asked why he was supporting party leader Amir Khan instead of the then party chief Farooq Sattar as alleged by the latter, Rizvi had not given a direct answer and instead said that he believed every party leader and worker should play his role in ending the stalemate.
He had said that there was no question over the sacrifices and hard work done by Sattar for the party and that he had played a huge role in handling the party through a difficult time.