MQMP Sindh rejected hijacked elections

MQMP Sindh rejected hijacked elections

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQMP) on Sunday said it was because the “party’s boycott had won in the local government elections of Karachi and Hyderabad while pre-poll rigging was defeated.”


In a press conference, the MQMP’s Convener, Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, declared that the election turnout was meager. The residents living in Karachi and Hyderabad have decided to support their citizens’ rights. He added that urban Sindh has voted against the hijacked elections.

MQMP Sindh rejected hijacked elections of  local government elections of Karachi:

He also said that The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)should see if the elections in this manner reflected the voters. “We remain in the heart of the people. We boycotted the 1997 elections also. The powerful forces of the time convinced MQMP to vote in provincial assembly elections.”


He stated that 2001 was when Jamaat-e-Islami was given a chance to make a difference for the city but needed to do the job. Jamaat has been the top resented party in Karachi. As of 2005, the Mayor of Lahore would speak about the case of Karachi’s growth. The residents of Karachi should not be dissatisfied since the MQMP will continue to represent the people of Karachi.


The event was attended by The eminent Dr. Farooq Sattar said that this election was in front of anyone. He stated: “Pre-poll rigging happened before the election. The people who have been waiting to be elected since 2005 have given up on the seats that were taken from Karachi. The winner of the elections will benefit from the “charity of boycotts imposed on members of the MQMP.”


Sattar declared it unfair to be a part of the voting process without having the authority required for local government. “We need to get the amount of Rs400 billion to develop Karachi. We will fight to get it.”


Sattar claimed that the ECP had adopted an illegal method and was biased regarding inaccurate constituencies. The ECP needed to fulfill its responsibilities. “This city will never forgive those who took part in the election by trading our rights today.”


Sattar stated that Karachi is the property of all who reside and pass away in Karachi. “Karachi is a part of everyone, but not all belong to Karachi. We don’t want to lose elections without sacrificing our principles.”


A former PSP Leader Mustafa Kamal said that the MQMP boycott was not aimed at creating monopolies but for rights. In the wake of Article 10A being in place, the ECP cannot resist, he stated. After months of debate, the PPP agreed with us and acknowledged their mistake. 


53 UCs are less than what the Sindh Government has accepted. “This struggle began today. We will fight to defend Karachi’s rights,” Kamal said. Karachi,” Kamal said.

The MQMP has also scheduled its general workers’ meeting for Wednesday. The meeting will occur in the KMC Ground in Karachi’s PIB colony. At the meeting, the MQMP will unveil its next strategy of action.


Speaking at an event at the Idara Noor-e-Haq, JI Karachi headquarters, Karachi Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), Emir Hafiz Naeem ur Rehman congratulated the citizens in Karachi and Hyderabad on the outcome of local elections in both cities.


He claimed that the elections were finally held despite all the intrigues. He added that the local authority elections were postponed two-and-a-half times in Karachi.


Rehman also criticized his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), for not holding local elections for the government in Punjab throughout its entire term. Rehman said that the major political parties were afraid of the democratic process.


He stated that, after the election results, the JI was emerging as the party representing Karachi’s people. Karachi. The JI was over every other party at the time of polling.


Rehman, however, expressed his displeasure over some of the presiding officers’ inability to issue forms 11 and 12. The deputy commissioners of Karachi of refusing to let these forms go out.


The Election Commission had assured the JI of these forms. However, he added that the DSc needed to follow the commission’s guidelines.


In the meantime, Sindh Minister of Information, Transport and Mass Transit and PPP leader Sharjeel Inam Memon was adamantly condemning this “act of terrorism by the PTI goons in Karachi” on Sunday.


A statement quotes Memon as declaring”that “PTI goons committed the worst terrorism to spread horror to stop the voters from exercising their right in the local government elections in Karachi.”


He claimed that “everyone saw PTI Member Provincial Assembly Firdous Shamim Naqvi removing the seal of a ballot box at a polling station,” which directly violates the ECP code of conduct.


Naqvi’s “act” demanded that the ECP begin to take an investigation against Naqvi. He also claimed that “PTI goons attacked the son of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Member National Assembly Shahida Rehmani and tortured her companions.”


He also said that the local PPP chief Shahzad Mehta’s car was also assaulted in the past by PTI personnel who cut the windows. He categorically condemned “such acts of terrorism of the PTI.” He advised the PTI party to “stop the politics of violence and terrorism.”


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