Conspiracy hatched to delay LG polls in Governor House: Naeem



Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi Ameer Engr Hafiz Naeemur Rehman has said that unfortunately conspiracies to delay the local government elections in Karachi are being hatched in the Sindh Governor House despite the final announcement by the Election Commission of Pakistan to hold the polls on January 15. He expressed these views while addressing a press conference held at Idara Noor-e-Haq, the JI Karachi headquarters, here on Tuesday.

JI leaders Raja Arif Sultan, EngrSaleemAzhar, MunemZaffar, ZahidAskari and others flanked the JI leader. Later in the day, the JI leader also took up the issue at a political jirga in Sohrab Goth area of Karachi. Speaking on the occasion, he asked the Pakistan People Party and the MuttahidaQaumi Movement to shun the policy of hatching conspiracies against Karachi and Karachiites. He said that the Zardari-Tessori doctrine was aimed at ruining Karachi for political and monetary gains.

He further said that Karachiites have realized the reality behind the PPP and MQM as the corrupt politicians can’t make fool out of people all the time. The January 15 local government elections will further doom the political future of the PPP and the MQM.

Further talking about the January 15 local government elections, he said that the JI has already written a letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan, demanding static deployment of the army and Rangers personnel at all polling station.  He further said that given the history of past elections in the city, all the polling stations are sensitive, so the JI demands to deploy the army and Rangers personnel at all polling place.

EngrNaeemurRehman maintained that the JI will also approach the defense ministry and the interior ministry in order to ensure deployment of the army and Rangers personnel for the smooth flow of affairs and transparency during the polls. He said that PPP has been ruling over the Sindh province for the past 15 consecutive years but it didn’t deliver to the masses. He also shed light in detail on the issues of Karachi, including transportation, health and education among others. Talking about the prolonged water crises in the mega city, he said that the JI’s Nematullah Khan had completed the 100 million gallon water supply project, K3 and initiated the K-4 project with a capacity of 650 million gallon water some 17 years ago but the PPP government could not complete the much needed project during the past one and half decades.

He also talked in detail about the contribution of the JI to the development and progress of the city and asked Karachiites to vote for the scale on January 15 in order to restore the journey of Karachi’s development and bring back the glory to the city of lights.