MQM challenges delimitation of constituencies

KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Saturday filed a petition in the Sindh High Court (SHC), challenging delimitations of Karachi and Mirpurkhas’ constituencies for local government elections.

MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar filed the petition, submitting that new delimitations of these constituencies are illegal as the Sindh government have showed favoritism in these limitations.

The petitioner requested the court to declare the delimitation of these constituencies illegal and restrain relevant authorities to conduct local government elections in these constituencies. The petitioner said that these delimitations are in violation of Supreme Court’s order.

Separately, talking to media outside SHC, Dr Farooq Sattar said that Sindh government has mixed up constituencies of urban and ruler areas of Karachi, Naukot and Mirpurkhas with one other.

The MQM leader said that during the delimitation process provincial government had mixed up several areas of district Malir and district Korangi. “This is a provincial government’s tactics aimed at to pre-poll rigging.”

He said that the government has fixed number of union councils in each district; however, according to law, number of union councils should be set as per their population.

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