Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi chief Engr Hafiz Naeemur Rehman has said that the JI’s mayor in Karachi, if elected,
would continue the legacy of Nematullah Khan — the father of modern Karachi.
He expressed these views while addressing a protest demonstration held by a market association at Malir during his day long visit to the area. On the occasion he visited several streets and interacted with area residents as well as local notables.
Speaking on the occasion, he asked Karachiites to vote for the JI to continue the journey of progress and development in the megalopolis.
He said that the victory of the JI was imminent on July 24 and it was the Election Commission of Pakistan that delayed the local government polls for another month on the behest of some chosen political parties.
Talking about the issues of traders community, he said the illogical decision by the government to link taxation with electricity bills without proper homework created a big ripple of unrest among traders and particularly small traders.
He explained that the JI was in touch with traders bodies across the country and in general no one denied to pay tax but excessive taxation in such a bad and problematic manner would not be accepted at any cost. He reiterated that the JI supports the traders community in this regard.
He also lambasted the Sindh government over its failure to handle the post rain situation.