Shia Ulema Council to contest elections from the platform of Islami Tehrik Pakistan
Haider Naqvi, one of the spokesmen of the SUC disclosed to the Shiite News that Allama Sajid Naqvi led Islami Tehrik Pakistan was registered as a political party by the Election Commission of Pakistan.
“The Election Commission has allotted us the symbol of lock and key to contest the elections,” he said.
Answering a question, he said, Allama Sajid Naqvi-led party has a record in the politics of Pakistan. When he backed the Benazir Bhutto-led Pakistan People’s Party in 1993, that party won and formed the government. He said that Allama Sajid Naqvi then formed an alliance with Nawaz Sharif led PMLN and that party formed the government.
He cited that Allama Naqvi led party got two of its scholars elected as senators of Pakistan. He referred to the history saying that they had formed government in Gilgit in Baltistan as well.
It is relevant to add here that Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen, another largest Shia party has already been registered by the Election Commission that allotted them the symbol of Khayma (camp).
These two Shia parties are bracing to contest elections to express strength of Shia vote-bank. There are chances that these two parties formed an electoral alliance or reach adjustments. Both have agreed to support the Shia candidates of other parties as well as moderate Sunnis.
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