MQM Pakistan leader Farooq Sattar out of danger: Doctors


KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan leader Dr Farooq Sattar is out of dangers, doctors said on Monday.

He will be kept under observation for four days before being discharged, the added.

Dr Farooq Sattar, along with three others, received injuries after his car crashed on National Highway on Sunday.

“Sattar was on his way to Karachi from Hyderabad when his car overturned after colliding with barriers placed on the road,” said Khawaja Izhar ul Hassan. The incident took place near Nooriabad, some 60 km from here.

Sattar received injuries to his head, back and shoulders and was taken to a private hospital, Hassan said, who was also accompanying him in another vehicle. He said Farooq Sattar is out of danger, however, will have to be shifted to another hospital for CT scan.

Three policemen, who were sitting at the back of the bullet-proof Toyota Hilux-Vigo, were also wounded in the accident, he added.

They were taken to Abbasi Shaheed hospital, where the medico-legal officer (MLO) confirmed to Geo News that one of the wounded was in precarious condition.

The injured policemen were identified as Tajuddin, Shakil and Wasim.

Motorway officials observed that the rear tire of Sattar’s vehicle burst and said the car might have overturned due to that and later collided with the barriers. According to reports the vehicle had rolled over and fallen into a ditch.

Meanwhile, he was moved to another hospital located on Stadium Road, where doctors conducted different tests. A hospital spokesman said the MQM leader was complaining of pain in head, shoulder and ribs.

He, however, said the test reports were okay and Sattar suffered no major injury.

The MQM Pakistan leader has been shifted to a room from emergency ward of the hospital, the spokesman said, where he would be kept under supervision for three to four days.

Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and Salim Zia and Pakistan Muslim League-Functional’s Kamran Tissouri had visited Sattar at the hospital and extended their heartfelt wishes for his speedy recovery.





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