JUP wants voters’ verification by army, deployment of army men inside polling booths

Hyderabad: Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (JUP) has announced taking active part in next general elections and fielding its candidates in all the constituencies of country. It has also convened a meeting in January for revival of Muttahida Majlise Amal (MMA), an alliance of religious parties.

Addressing a press conference here after the meeting of Majlise Shoora of JUP, Sindh, party’s central president Dr. Sahibzada Abul Khair Muhammad Zubair also supported Supreme Court order of fresh delimitation in Karachi and said almost all the parties favour this order except those who had done the existing demarcation of constituencies according to their own interests.

JUP chief also demanded verification of voters in Karachi through Army and deployment of troops inside the booths instead of outside polling stations.

He said his party was in constant touch with political and religious organizations and the emerging alliances in view of elections.

JUP leader said his party discussed prevailing political situation and especially the prepoll rigging currently going on, and formulated certain suggestions for the Election Commission to stop the rigging. He demanded immediate change of present provincial election commission in Sindh as according to him they have reservations over visiting the headquarters of an organization by the EC officials created doubts.

Abul Khair also opposed the dual LG system imposed in Sindh and termed it the system that suited to coalition partners. On Kala Bagh Dam, he said it should not be politicized as KBD was a technical issue. Moreover, it must not be built till consensus, as three provinces have rejected it, he added.