Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi chief Engr Hafiz Naeemur Rehman has welcomed the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)’s decision to reject the unconstitutional, illegal demand by the Pakistan People Party government in Sindh, here on Friday, to further delay the local government elections in Karachi.
Earlier in the morning, the JI leader held a press conference to announce a sit-in protest outside the ECP, Sindh office against the fascist measures by the PPP government and the continuous delay in the polls. However, later in the day, the JI leader called off the protest after the ECP rejected the plea made by the PPP government through a letter to the commission. The JI leader expressed his resolve to defeat the feudal mindset, as depicts by the PPP, and her urban facilitator — Muttahida Qaumi Movement. He directed the party workers to maximize their efforts in order to get the city rid of the political parasites. Engr Naeemur Rehman also urged Karachiites to play their due role and come forward on January 15 to vote for scale in order to commence a new era in the history of the mega city — home to more than 30 million individuals.
Addressing the MQM, he asked the party leadership why they didn’t get the notification of delimitations withdrawn at the time of regime change in Pakistan when each and every political party was visiting Bahadurabad and the MQM had the opportunity to get rights for Karachiites.
He recalled that Karachi and Karachiites were deprived of their civic and democratic rights in 2013 when the MQM was a part of the government but the party enjoyed the coalition government, perks, and ministries and continued to facilitate the PPP government.
Engr Naeemur Rehman said that Karachiites have rejected both the PPP and the MQM and the two parties were trying their level best not to face the masses in elections.
He raised the point that according to the law and the relevant rules and regulations, delimitations can’t be made after announcement of elections. He said that the ECP and the judiciary had already announced decision in this regard. Karachiites will not accept any such illegal notification or ordinance, he said.
The JI leader during the presser also demanded of the army’s top brass to take strict action against the elements in the establishment, trying to sabotage and destroy the apolitical image of the army.