JI to stage sit-ins against delay in city LG polls



Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has announced to hold sit-ins in different parts of Karachi today (Thursday) against the postponement of Karachi Local Government (LG) polls for the third time.

As per details, JI will hold sit-ins in different parts of the metropolis to record its protest against the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision of postponing LG elections in Karachi.The JI Karachi chief Hafiz Naeemur Rehman will lead the main rally from Malir’s Kala board and he will address the participants of the sit-in at Star gate later in the evening.Jamaat-e-Islami will also stage protest demonstrations at Hassan square, New Karachi,

Earlier, JI Karachi chief Hafiz Naeem ur Rahman announced to move Supreme Court (SC) against the postponement of LG elections in Karachi.He had said JI has become the only solution for the city and the citizens because the candidates and leaders of the party have no criminal records against them.

He also accused ECP of working as a tool of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), saying that the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) should resign if he cannot hold elections.MQM-P, PPP to hold talks over sindh LG bills, other demands break through expectedPPP and MQM-P have decided to hold talks over the local bodies bill and MQM-P’s other demands, as the party postpones its Raabta committee’s session,According to details, the Muttahida Qoumi Movement (MQM-P) and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) would hold negotiations over the local bodies bill and other demands of MQM-P shortly.

The Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui-led party postponed its Raabta Committee’s session scheduled for today, due to the talks initiated with the PPP leadership. An MQM-P delegation including Amir Khan, Khwaja Izhar-ul-Hassan, Waseem Akhtar, Muhammad Husnain and others would hold talks with a PPP delegation which would include the local bodies minister Nasir Hussain Shah.The meeting has been scheduled after the MQM-P complained to the Priem Minister about the unfulfillment of the agreement signed between the MQM-P and PPP before the motion of no-confidence.

A Muttahida delegation yesterday met Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and apprised him of the party’s reservations.The party on Monday summoned an urgent meeting of the Raabta Committee following the defeat in NA-239 Karachi’s Korangi by-polls.

The meeting was scheduled to be held today to ascertain the reasons behind the Karachi by-polls defeat and to prepare the next strategy.Sindh LG Law, agreement with PPP, fresh census and delimitation issues were also included in the agenda of the meeting.

Speculations about Muttahida exiting the central government had started to circulate after Khawaja Izharul Hassan had said that his political party will not wait for another 3.5 years to leave the coalition government.

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