Saeed Ghani assures LB’s election to be held on time

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Minister of Labor and Manpower Sindh and President Pakistan People’s Party Karachi Division Saeed Ghani has said that on January 15 local elections are being held in Karachi and Hyderabad. Under the People’s Party Karachi Division, a rally will be held from Bilawal House Chowrangi to Star Gate on Sunday, January 8 in Karachi. People’s Party is taking part in local elections of Karachi very seriously.

Apart from only two UCs, we have fielded our candidates and, God willing, the next mayor of Karachi will be Jayala of the People’s Party. The elections are being conducted by the Election Commission of Pakistan, the objections of MQM are on the constituencies, that were also drawn by the Election Commission and not by us. Imran Nazi had announced to leave the assemblies without thinking, but he has not left yet, he will continue to work on his old salary.

He expressed these views while addressing the press conference held in the committee room of the Sindh Assembly on Friday and answering the questions of the journalists. On this occasion, General Secretary PPP Sindh Senator Waqar Mehdi, General Karachi Javed Naguri, Shehla Raza, Mirza Yusuf, MPA Shazia Singhar, district presidents of PPP and others were also present with him.

Saeed Ghani said that the People’s Party has always been in favor of holding local body elections and this time, God willing, local body elections will be held in Karachi and Hyderabad on January 15. The election campaign in the city has been started at all district and UC levels of the People’s Party and this time the People’s Party has nominated the candidates for the chairmanship except of two UCs where the nomination papers were not accepted for some reason at all the UCs, candidates for Chairman and Vice Chairman have been nominated. Saeed Ghani said that the People’s Party has collaborated with the N-League, Jamiat Ulema Islam and other parties at the regional level on various USCs.

He said that an important meeting of the People’s Party Karachi Division also held on Friday morning In which a strategy was formulated regarding the elections and several decisions were also made.

He said that it was also decided in the meeting that under the People’s Party Karachi Division, a grand central election rally will be held from Bilawal House Chowrangi to Star Gate via Metropole Hotel Shahra-e-Faisal on Sunday, January 8, in which all the chairman, Candidates of vice chairman and councilors, party workers and popular voters will participate in large numbers. Apart from this, rallies and jalsa will also be organized in various UCs of all the districts on a daily basis.

On this occasion, Senator Waqar Mehdi said that everyone knows about those who want to escape from the election. Our candidates have been running their election campaign for the last seven months. In the last cantonment elections, we won in three out of six cantonment boards of Karachi and God willing, elections will be held on January 15th, then when the sun rises on January 16th, we will have mayors in Karachi and Hyderabad.

In response to a question, Saeed Ghani said that we will show our full public power in the January 8 rally. The reason for this was that the People’s Party is participating in the municipal elections of Karachi very seriously and God willing, we will succeed in the local elections and bring our mayor to Karachi.

On another question, he said that the elections are being conducted by the Election Commission of Pakistan, not the Sindh government, and the objections to the constituencies of the UC’s were also drawn by the Election Commission, not by us.

Saeed Ghani said that many political parties, including the People’s Party, had objections to the constituencies of Karachi and in this regard, 307 applications were filed in the Election Commission, many of which were removed by the Election Commission and many applications were rejected.

He said that according to the constitution, whoever has any reservations about the application rejected by the Election Commission, he goes to the High Court and the Supreme Court. The Sindh government can neither postpone the elections nor delimit the constituencies by its own will or intention because this authority is vested only in the Election Commission.

In response to a question, Saeed Ghani said that I can see the election happening on January 15. To a question, Saeed Ghani said that the two divisions of the province, Karachi and Hyderabad, have half the population of Sindh and it is not possible for us to be afraid of a single threatening letter and keep ourselves apart from the elections. To another question, he said that if someone has a philosophy that they should not vote, it will affect their own people and it will not affect any other party.

On January 8, Jamaat-e-Islami is also holding a rally and meeting in the city of Karachi, and in response to a question regarding any kind of clash between the workers of the two parties, Saeed Ghani said that Jamaat-e-Islami and PP, however, there are two different parties, even both are facing each other, such a situation does not arise. Still we will contact Jamaat-e-Islami so that no possibility arises.

On the question of resignations of PTI from the assemblies, Saeed Ghani said that Imran Nazi had announced to leave the assemblies without thinking, but he has not left yet, he will continue to work on the same old salary. Imran Khan is also a new Sheikh Rashid, but his actions are a little ahead of him.

Saeed Ghani, in response to the question, said that you should go and ask the other parties with whom the PPP is competing in the local body elections in Karachi. Every party will say that they are competing with the People’s Party.

Saeed Ghani replied to a question said that we don’t know about who MQM is going to unite, Governor Sindh, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Mustafa Kamal or Farooq Sattar can give a better answer.