‘Rigging’: JI slams ECP, officials for delay in results

‘Rigging’: JI slams ECP, officials for delay in results

Expressing severe distresses over the alleged delay in the results of the second phase of local body elections in Karachi, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi Emir Hafiz Naeem Ur Rehman Sunday night demanded that rigging was underway in the metropolis.

Addressing a presser at the Idarah Noor-e-Haq, JI’s mayoral candidate said that it is the party’s constitutional, democratic, and legal right to be provided numbers of their election results.

However, the JI’s senior leader said Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja and the secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) have issued clear orders to provide Forms 11 and 12, which are not being followed.

“Some of the Sindh government’s deputy commissioners are impeding the release of results. If results are not proclaimed within an hour, we will begin sit-ins across the city. People should start to encircle polling stations,” he said.

The JI chief stressed that while he would applaud successful candidates in the local body polls and encourage those who have lost, the party won’t allow hijacking people’s mandate.

Commenting on his party’s position in the elections during Geo News show Naya Pakistan, Hafiz Naeem said: “I am wary of making big claims about the polls, but according to what the numbers are showing our position is good in District Central, District East, and District Korangi. These districts have roughly 125 union committees.”

He added that JI is also leading in several places across District East; in fact, it is also ahead in some areas in Keamari.