JI Shoora demands repelling in Karachi, FATAJune 2, 2013
LAHORE: The central Shoora of the Jamaat e Islami has called upon the Election Commission to nullify the polling held in Karachi, Hyderabad and FATA on May 11 because of the irrefutable evidence of rigging, and announce fresh elections there.
The JI Shoora in a resolution adopted at its meeting said that the polling process in Karachi and Hyderabad was hijacked and voters lists were prepared instead of the army as directed by the Supreme Court and the delimitations of a couple of seats were altered only to show off.
The Shoora pointed out that as many as 17 parties attending the APC called by the caretaker Chief Minister Sindh had made a written demand for election under the army’s supervision and for the posting of troops at every polling booths but this was not done.
On the polling day, rangers were nowhere to be seen. The resolution said that the JI Karachi announced boycott of polls in the afternoon in order to expose the rigging and some other parties also followed suit. The Election Commission itself admitted that it had failed to hold fair and free elections in Karachi but despite that no action had been taken.
Through another resolution, the Shoora termed the US interference in Afghanistan and Pakistan as a great threat to world peace. It called upon the Pakistan government to press Washington to stop the drone attacks immediately. It also demanded of the new rulers to stop NATO supplies and adopt bold measures in order to restore the country’s sovereignty.