JI & PPP Signal to Unite for Mayorship, MQM Calls Protest - Capital TV

May 29, 2023


JI & PPP Signal to Unite for Mayorship, MQM Calls Protest

Anum Razzaque

KARACHI: Jamat-e-Islami (JI) has signaled its intention to join forces with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), while the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has announced a protest against the coalition.

The Pakistan Muslim League’s (Nawaz) President of the Karachi Chapter, Shah Muhammad Shah, met with the Ameer of Jamat-e-Islami Karachi, Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman.

According to the results of the Local Government (LG) polls issued by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), PPP emerged victorious on 93 seats, JI won 86 seats, and PTI secured 40 seats. To become the sworn Mayor, a total of 184 Union Council seats are required. PPP’s 93 seats and JI’s 86 seats collected a total of 179 seats, while the remaining five seats can be completed with PML-N’s 7 UC seats

Read more: MQM Describes Underway Elections as ‘Pre-Rigging’ Polls

Meanwhile, in the meeting, Shah Muhammad Shah stressed the importance of a coalition between JI and PPP.

However, Hafiz Naeem stated that the unity of political parties will be beneficial for the development of Karachi.

Shah Muhammad Shah expressed his wish and said, “We want to create an alliance between PPP and JI.”

MQM Announces Protest Against LG

MQM has questioned the delay in the LG results of Hyderabad and claimed that political falsity will decide the Mayor of Karachi.

Follow more: Local Body Elections 2022: MQM Warned To Protest against the Delimitation

“This was an attempt to prove Karachi and Hyderabad as the cities of the feudal, but the boycott failed this,” says Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.

He added, “We want to send our voice to the ruler’s areas of Sindh and deny this feudalism and dilapidated undemocratic system.”

A newly joint MQM has announced a protest against the Local Government polls.

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