MQM Chief Altaf officially hands over complete power to Rabita Committee saying “I am handing over complete power related to policy making, decision making as well as organisational authority to the Rabita Committee”. Altaf Hussain’s anti-Pakistan speech stirred up a negative emotion resulting in countrywide uproar of condemnation, senior party members strategically ‘completely disowned’ his remarks and condemned the foreign-based decision-making body of the party. “What was said against the state, was never a part of MQM’s policy from day one,” Farooq Sattar, who is publically perceived as Altaf Hussain’s wingman, told journalists at the Karachi Press Club (KPC) where he was not allowed to speak by the Rangers a day earlier. He was accompanied by other senior party colleagues including Nasreen Jalil, Khawaja Izharul Hassan and Amir Liaquat Hussain. Sattar further added. “We have decided to address his mental tension, illness or whatever condition he is suffering from”. “I urge MQM’s party members, respective leaders, workers and supporters to support the Rabita Committee by making it stronger. Meanwhile, following the committee’s advice, I will focus on improving my health,” Hussain’s apologetic statement read. MQM chief said, “Pakistan was, is and will always remain my country.” He further added he was undergoing severe mental stress as a result of a series of events and disturbing news. “The MQM cannot afford to suffer this damage time and time again,” Sattar said on Tuesday.