Political parties to stage 3-day sit-in outside EC office
24 January, 2013
KARACHI: Political and religious parties have announced to stage a 3-day sit-in outside the office of the Sindh Election Commission from Jan 26 against the absence of army personnel during the process of voters' verification.
The announcement was made on Wednesday by the leaders of different political and religious parties while addressing the participants at the protest camp set up outside the PEC office.
The leaders informed that a 3-day sit-in would start from Jan 26 at 3pm and would continue till evening.
They were on their views that chief election commissioner (CEC) should take decision in the favour of citizens of the city without being pressurized by any party.
Leaders among JI Karachi chief Muhammad Hussain Mahenti, General Secretary of JI Karachi Naseem Siddiqui, Saleem Zia of PML-N, Nadir Akmal Leghari of PTI, Umer Sadiq of JUI-F, Mehfooz Yar Khan of AML, Mazhar Rahoja of Awami Tehreek, Mustaqeem Noorani of JUP, Matloob Awan of ST, Irfanullah Marwat of PML-N and others spoken on the occasion.
Mahenti said that the electoral process was being hijacked for last 25 years.
He said the violation of SC orders was being continued as the electoral rolls were once again preparing at the units and sectors levels of a political party.
"Election Commission is responsible for ongoing target killing and extortion incidents, as such type of incidents are being continued due to fake mandate", Mahenti added.
Talking to media, Mahenti told a 3-day sit-in is to be scheduled for Jan 26 outside election commission office, adding these sit-ins would be extended to Islamabad and other cities of the country.