JI Women protest against poll rigging

May 15, 2013 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The women of the city were taken out into the streets against unprecedented rigging in polls on May 13, demanding re-elections in Karachi.

The Women Wing of Jamaat-e-Islami JI on Wednesday staged a protest at New MA Jinnah Road against rigging on Election Day. Thousands of women raised placards and banners in their hands which were inscribed with “fake mandate not acceptable” and “we want re-elections”. They demanded re-polling in Karachi under army supervision.

Addressing a gathering, JI Karachi Chief Muhammad Hussain Mehanti said that a large number of women in the protest was an open proof that the women of the city have also rejected the fake elections. He further said that the struggle of JI leadership will continue until the authorities concerned are not ready to announce re-elections under the supervision of army.

Mehanti informed that the JI has moved to Supreme Court against rigged elections of May 11 and hoped that the Chief Justice of Pakistan will issue verdict in the interest of the people of Karachi.

“We boycotted the elections just to save the lives of the innocent party workers including women”, Mehanti added.