Altaf demands re-polling in entire NA250May 15, 2013
KARACHI: Criticizing the Election Commission of Pakistan decision to hold election at 43 polling stations for the National Assembly constituency NA250 Karachi, Muttahida Qaumi Movement Chief Altaf Hussain has demanded fresh polls in entire constituency.
Addressing a sit-in organized by the party outside the provincial Election Commission office, he said “we have the right to defend ourselves, we will protest when anybody tries to deprive us of our mandate”.
He said that people had gathered outside the EC office within one hour of MQM Coordination Committee call. Altaf Hussain said that upright people should be inducted in the Election Commission and people of entire NA250 Constituency whether they were rich or poor should be given right of franchise.
He said conducting re-polling in certain areas was discriminatory and the MQM rejects it. He also warned against use of force against the MQM and said that even women would put up resistance. The MQM chief applauded party workers and said that he had eliminated difference between the poor and rich.
A large number of MQM workers gathered outside the Election Commission office and staged a sit-in to protest against its decision to hold voting at the few polling stations of NA250 after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf protested over the disturbance in polling. MQM chief said polling should be held in entire constituency and rival parties should accept the results.