MQM-P rules out alliance for LG elections

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Staff Reporter
The MQM-P is not looking for any alliances for
the local bodies elections in Karachi, said party leader Amir Khan on Wednesday. The elections are
expected to be held in August.MQM has a history of taking solo flight in elections, he remarked while
speaking at the inauguration of a model school building in Sindh Muslim Cooperative Housing Society.
The party will contest local bodies’ elections separately without making any electoral alliance with any
party, MQM-P senior deputy convener added.He said that the MQM will get most of the seats from
Karachi in the local bodies’ elections that is if the results transmission system doesn’t go down during
the counting of votes. Khan shared that they are trying to bring some changes to the local body system
and have even approached the Supreme Court over it. “The mayors of Sindh’s cities should be given
their due power so that they can solve the civic issues there,” he added. Commenting on the recent
deliberations with the PTI delegation, he remarked that he hopes that the federal government soon
releases funds for Karachi.