Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has boycotted of the general elections after rigging was being reported on gun-point by the terrorists of MQM in different polling stations. The JI has also announced a wheel jam strike on May 13 against the rigging in general elections.
JI Chief Syed Munawar Hasan by endorsing the decision said that those forces which backed the MQM have worked against the democracy and broke all norms. He further said the rigging in polls has disappointed the people of Karachi and Hyderabad.
JI chief said that the MQM terrorists by holding the masses hostage have snatched their right to vote. In a press conference at Idara-e-Noor Haq, JI Karachi Chief Muhammad Hussain Mahenti said that the employees of City Government and Water Board affiliated with MQM acted as presiding officers in all polling stations adding Election Commission has also backed the MQM in this act.
“Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Fakruddin G Ibrahim is equally responsible of rigging, as JI leadership had made demand for army deployment at all polling stations in the city, but neither, the CEC nor the COAS had paid any attention”, Mahenti added.
He further informed the media that the polling stations have been changed overnight and all records of rigging have been broken, however, the people of Karachi are with JI leadership and it will run Public Campaign at all cost.
Mahenti further said that the JI was a democratic party, but it will not allow anyone to steal the mandate of the people of the city adding protest campaign is to be launched in entire city and wheel jam strike is to be observed on May 13.
Apprising the details of rigging, Mahenti said that the armed terrorists of MQM have compelled the polling agents of other parties on gun-point to away from polling process.
He said that the rigging by MQM terrorists was being reported at the polling stations in NA-250, NA-241,NA243,NA244,NA245,NA246,, NA-252, NA-253, NA-254,NA257and its related provincial assemblies’ constituencies.
Former City Nazim Naimatullah Khan Advocate and JUP leader Shah Owais Noorani also spoke on the occasion. JI leaders among Zahid Saeed, Barjees Ahmed, Raja Arif Sultan, Osama Razi, Information Secretary Zahid Askari, Sarfaraz Ahmed and others were also present on the occasion.