JI files petition in SC against poll rigging

May 21, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: Jamaat-e-Islami JI has filed a constitutional petition in Supreme Court of Pakistan SCP against ‘massive rigging’ in the recent general elections held on May 11.

In the petition, JI leadership adopted a view point that the unprecedented rigging was witnessed in polls on May 11 and it demanded re polling in Karachi under the supervision of army.

In a statement issued here, JI Karachi Chief Muhammad Hussain Mehanti said that the JI had moved the apex court just for getting the legal right of the people of the city. He hoped that the Chief Justice of Pakistan would take notice of the petition filed by JI in the larger interest of the people of the city.

“JI from the day first has been demanded holding of elections under army supervision and will continue its struggle till the demand is met”, Mehanti added.

He further said that everyone knows how the entire electoral process was being hijacked by MQM terrorists with the support of police, rangers and staff of Election Commission of Pakistan ECP.

Mehanti said that the ECP itself had confessed that it had failed to hold transparent elections in Karachi, however; the people of the city do not even understand that which of the forces behind created hurdles in order to stop the people by using their constitutional and legal right.

“When the re polling could be held in 43 polling stations of NA250 under the army supervision, then why others could not be held in entire city”, he questioned.

Mehanti said that the re polling should be done in Karachi under army supervision and similar polling environment as on May 19 should be provided to the masses.