JI Withdraws, MWM Vows To Continue Despite Rigging In Karachi
KARACHI: Pakistan’s main Sunni religious party Jamaat-e-Islami has withdraws its all candidates across Karachi and Hyderabad, however the main Shiite religious party Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslmeen has vowed to continue polling processing during election 2013 despite of rigging in dozens areas of Karachi, The Shia Post reported.
In an emergency press conference called Saturday, the Jamaat-i-Islami announced that it was boycotting elections in protest against what they called the threatening and scaring of voters in several constituencies of Karachi and Hyderabad.
Party chief Syed Munawar Hasan accused the MQM of being directly involved in the incidents of violence and rigging.
“Even in Hyderabad, our workers were beaten with weapons and pushed out of the polling stations in two constituencies,” said Hasan.
Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslmeen on its Facebook page has condemned the news of boycott regrading election 2013, and have appealed their voters to remain peaceful and to continue cast their vote.
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