MQM-P to stage sit-in against Karachi, Hyderabad LG polls

admin 6 February, 2023
Updated 2023/02/06 at 6:30 AM
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MQM P Convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui addresses a press conference

MQM-P to contest by-polls on all nine Karachi seats vacated after approval of PTI’s resignations

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement—Pakistan (MQM-P) introduced on Sunday the selection to stage a sit-in in opposition to the nearby government (LG) elections in Karachi and Hyderabad divisions of Sindh at Press Club Chowk from February 12.

MQM-P’s Khalid Maqbool made the declaration and said the party would shift their Bahadurabad centre to Press Club Chowk next Sunday.

Addressing a employees meeting in Karachi, he said Pakistan is at a crucial juncture but that there was no one to take decisions. He delivered that the economic system will sink politics. “The time has come to fulfill the promise we made to our forefathers,” he said.

The MQM-P leader introduced that his party could now not simplest contest the through-polls on the nine Karachi seats, but also win the seats. They had been vacated after National Assembly (NA) Speaker Raja Parvez Ashraf time-honored the resignations of all Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MNAs in 3 one-of-a-kind episodes.

Maqbool said that they’d “given up” on the neighborhood frame elections, and now they have to fight for their mandate. The MQM-P leader brought that the consequences of the LG polls in Karachi confirmed who wants to win the polls on the rate of the humans.

He advised the employees to put together for protests within the coming week, announcing they could fight Karachi’s case from February 12.

It is to be noted that the MQM-P boycotted the second phase of the local body elections in Sindh, expressing its reservations and issues regarding delimitations, especially within the two towns which might be taken into consideration the MQM-P’s fundamental vote banks.

The MQM-P management had had fun about the “low turnout” in polls, terming it “rigged” inside the Karachi and Hyderabad divisions.

According to the effects of the arguable polls, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) led the charts, with Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) trailing at the back of. The PPP secured 91 seats and JI eighty five seats.

The PTI obtained forty two seats, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) seven, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) , and Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) one, in line with the results. One seat become also secured by way of an independent candidate.

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