Chief Minister Sindh rejects suspension of local bodies elections in many union councils of districts 24 hours before election

Karachi, November 18, 2015 (PPI-OT):The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim who was also the President of PPP Sindh chapter has rejected the suspension of the local bodies elections in many union councils of the districts included in second phase of local bodies election 24 hours before the election by Pakistan Election Commission and termed it as illegal and immoral, un justified and controversial.

He demanded for restoration of existing / early decided (same) delimitations made for conducting current local bodies election as par schedule issued by PEC earlier. Addressing hurdly called joint press conference with Senior Minister for Education and Information Nisar Ahmed Khuhro at C.M House Karachi this night, The Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah said that it was very sorry to say that this suddenly decision specifically at the time when all proceedings for election including delimitation, filling of nomination papers, scrutiny etc were completed was mean to hatch conspiracy to harm the PPP.

He said that till this press conference he himself and other party leaders were in contact with the Pakistan election commission of Sindh Chapter but still they were not clear about the areas where election has been suspended. Subsequently, we and the contesting members voters are unaware where, the election will be held or not.

He questioned that when delimitation was the job of Pakistan, election commission then, why it did not performed well before the time? He said that this all happen to harm the PPP and supports its opponents but in very unfair un justified and illegal manner, which is very deplorable. He said that one cannot find the precedent in the past 50 years. He demanded, restoration of existing / early decided (same) delimitations and conducting the election as per schedule.

Responding a question the Chief Minister Sindh said that PPP will not Boycott the election but strongly protest against this controversial decision of election commission of Pakistan. Responding another question the CM Sindh said that changing of portfolio of Syed Nasir Shah don’t link with local bodies election.

The senior Sindh Minister For Education and Information Nisar Ahmed Khuhro while talking on the occasion said that the difference in urban and rural areas was also abolished during the era of ex-president General (retd) Musharraf and he questioned that why not this decision was challenged at that time? He said that this decision was the conspiracy to convert the PPP in to minority from majority.

He said that PPP has already won the local bodies election in the 8 district in first phase and our opponent have been afraid of this thumping majority of PPP. He said that we have big majority in the 14 district where election was scheduled on tomorrow (today). He demanded that early decided / existing (same) delimitation be restored and election be conducted as per schedule.

It is very difficult to decide new delimitation for 24 hour before the election. This has created embarrassment in the contesting candidates and voters as well. He termed this decision as controversial and demanded withdrawal of this decision. He also objected that as many as 22 polling stations have been fixed in the private building in Badin and termed it as illegal. In press Conference Special Assistants to CM Waqar Mehdi, Rashid Rabani and Siddique Abu Bhai were also present.

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