MQM mulls to challenge PS-127 by-elections results

03:37 PM | 9 Sep, 2016
MQM mulls to challenge PS-127 by-elections results
KARACHI (Web Desk) - Just a day after the unexpected defeat, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan has decided to challenge results of PS-127 Malir Karachi by-elections.

According to the sources, the party will file appeal against the results of by-polls in the Election Tribunal.

The unofficially results announced by 134 polling stations compiled by the parties show PPP's Mr Baloch obtained 21,671 votes against MQM's Mr Ahmed’s 15,670 votes. PTI’s Nadeem Memon was distant third who secured around 6,000 votes.

MQM has demanded for verification of votes of 51 polling stations besides recounting from rural areas of the constituency, sources said.MQM Pakistan Rabitta Committee also called for verification of thumb impression on the voters list.

Moreover, MQM legislators on Friday staged walkout from National Assembly for alleged injustices.

Speaking outside the parliament house, MQM leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui expressed annoyance over the injustices rendered to the party.

“Peace can’t prevail in Karachi without justice. Peace in the port city is fake and temporary” Hammad said.

Reflecting on the demolition of MQM offices in Karachi, Siddiqui maintained that 80 percent party offices, constructed on rented or purchased lands, were razed by the authorities.

He also slammed the premier Nawaz Sharif for not paying head to the party's grievances over injustices committed in the democratic system.

MQM criticism came shortly after its lawmakers tried to call on PM Nawaz Sharif in his chamber but failed.

Earlier, MQM parliamentarians briefly met the Prime Minister in the National Assembly on Friday, as the premier showed up in the house.