CEC invites MQM-P delegation for allaying reservations about Sindh polls

MQM-P leaders question transparency of electoral process in the province

By: News Desk
Published: 03:55 PM, 26 Jun, 2022
CEC invites MQM-P delegation for allaying reservations about Sindh polls
Caption: Waseem Akhtar talks to reporters in Karachi.
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Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sikandar Sultan Raja Sunday invited the delegation of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) for a meeting with him for the removal of their reservations on the local bodies’ elections in Sindh, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The chief election commissioner said that the MQM-P’s concerns regarding the local bodies’ elections, electoral rolls and the demarcation of constituencies in Sindh would be removed.

“The election commission secretary has been directed to contact the aforementioned party immediately,” he added.

Earlier, the MQM-P leaders, while addressing a press conference in Karachi, expressed concerns over brawls at polling stations during local bodies’ polls in Sindh.

“Are elections held like this?” questioned MQM-P leader Wasim Akhtar.

“Steps should be taken to hold transparent elections. A farce is being played in the name of elections in Sindh,” said Wasim Akhtar.

“Elections should be stopped in Sukkur, Nawabshah and Mirpur Khas,” he demanded, adding that all the political parties were raising questions on the electoral process.

“The way the elections are being held, it is a big question on the performance of the officials,” he said, adding: “There is an atmosphere of fear in constituencies under which transparent elections cannot be held.”

“Our concerns regarding the electoral process should be removed first, and then elections should be held,” he demanded.

Reporter: Usman Khan