Black Day’ announced in Karachi on Friday

Karachi: Leaders of different opposition political and religious parties at an ‘all parties conference’ here Wednesday announced to observe a ‘black day’ on Friday, February 01 and stage a protest rally from Khizra Mosque to Election Commission Office Karachi to demand strict implementation on the verdict of Supreme Court of Pakistan regarding correction of voters lists.

Addressing a press conference in Idara Noor Haq here on Wednesday after the all parties conference, Jamaat-e-Islami JI Karachi amir Muhammad Hussain Mehanti regretted the Election Commission is not implementing the order of the Supreme Court regarding new delimitations and electoral list reverification in Karachi.

He said Election Commission of Pakistan is independent entity but its conduct on Karachi issue shows it is facing some pressure and hence reluctant to implement the verdict of the apex court.

He said manipulated delimitation of constituencies and erroneous voter lists are equally responsible for law and order situation in Karachi. He charged that a political party had virtually made people and state functionaries hostage.

Jamaat-e-Islami leader Nasrullah Shajih, Saleem Zia of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz PMLN, Syed Hafeezuddin of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf PTI, Maulana Ghayasuddin of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl JUIF, Matloob Awan of Sunni Tehreek, Mazhar Rahoja of Awami Tehreek, Mustaqeem Noorani of Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan JUP, Abdul Hameed Sheerani of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Noorani JUIN and Shah Muhammad Shah of Sindh United Party SUP were present.

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