LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has reiterated his demand for to use of the bio-metric system in the by-election in 246, Karachi to ensure free, fair and transparent elections.
Addressing a press conference at Mansoora on Sunday, he wondered if the government was so helpless that it could not arrange bio-metric system in a single constituency.
Sirajul Haq said that Karachi was the biggest city and the economic hub of the country, but an atmosphere of fear and insecurity prevailed in the city. He said that peace in Karachi was essential not only for the country but also for Muslim world.
The JI chief said that for the last 24 years, Karachi was in the control of the MQM. He said that some institutions of the state besides some world powers had played a dirty role in placing Karachi under the MQM control.
He said that Altaf Husain had once again attempted to prove that he could shut down the Karachi on a single call even now. However, he said, times had changed and Altaf Husain’s’ words did not have much influence as in the past.
Sirajul Haq said that Altaf Husain, in his public address on Saturday, had apologized to the Establishment but he had not explained for what crimes, he was tendering an apology. He said the people of Karachi wanted the MQM leader to apologize for the lawyers’ murders on the 9th of April, the burning alive of the Baldia Town factory workers and the assassination of journalist Wali Khan Babar.