Govt asked to announce LB polls date

KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi Chief Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman has demanded of the provincial government to announce the date of holding local bodies elections in Sindh province before November, 2014 keeping the dateline of Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) in its mind.

He demanded while addressing a conclusion ceremony of 15-day party visit of District East. During the campaign, JI Karachi General Secretary Abdul Wahab, Naib Ameers Muzaffar Hashmi, Nasrullah Khan Shajih, Muslim Pervez, deputy secretary Rashid Qureshi, Ameer District East Younus Barai and General Secretary District East Naeem Akhtar also accompanied the JI Karachi chief.

Speaking at the occasion, Hafiz Naeem said that the Karachi is an economic hub of the country and development of the city was imperative for the country’s prosperity.

Highlighting the civic issues, Hafiz Naeem said that the people were facing tremendous hardships due to absence of effective local bodies system, adding that the cleanliness, water and sewerage issues have indulged the masses into mental agony.

On the occasion, Naeem Akhtar briefed the JI Karachi chief about the membership campaign in District East and said that thousands of people have joined Jamaat-e-Islami in the district.

Hafiz Naeem directed the office-bearers of the district to initiate the preparations of LB elections and utilize all their available resources for holding members’ convention.

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