JI greets MQM on win in Karachi

Naushehro Feroze/ Karachi: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has congratulated Muttahida Qaumi Movement in their win in local government elections in Karachi and hoped that now they would serve Karachi and Karachiites.

Addressing an event at a local hall at Naushehro Feroze and later talking to media, JI Pakistan Naib Amir Rashid Naseem said it was a welcome development that the local government elections were held in the tenure of an elected government. He asked that local government bodies should be given financial and administrative powers so that they could serve their voters. He congratulated Muttahida Qaumi Movement in their win in local government elections in Karachi and hoped that now they would serve the city.

However, a release of JI Karachi said combined candidates of the JI and PTI won 17 seats of chairman in the local government polls according to the announced results. They include Waleed Ahmed from UC8, PECHS (East), Mohammad Junaid Meqati from UC 12 Delhi Merchantile Society (East), Firdous Shameem Naqvi from US18 Civic Centre (East), Ghulam Akbar Morejo from UC23 Shanti Nagar (East), and Asghar Ali Gabol from UC-30 Safoora.

The winner candidates from district West included Abdul Qayum from UC-1 Sher Shah, Abdul Samad from UC-4 Metroville, Nawaz Khan from UC14 Banaras Colony, Abdul Qayum from UC-21 Hariyana Town, Izharul Haq from UC 23 Mominabad and Mohammad Amir Tariq from UC33 Gulshan e Ghazi.

In district South Fazlur Rehman from UC 6 Moosa Lane, Babu Ghulam Hussain from UC-15 Nawa Lane and Mohammad Hanif Mulla from UC-30 Clifton won the seat of chairmen.

However, from district Korangi Asad Gujjar was elected as chairman and Mohammad Khalid Mehmood as vice chairman from UC-12 Green Town.

In district Malir Abdullah Rajakhel was elected as chairman and Abdul Qudoos vice chairman from UC-8 Moeenabad, and Chaudhry Fazal Haq as chairman from UC 23.

However, no joint candidate of the JI and PTI could win from the district Central Karachi.