February 21, 2024

MQM’s grievances on constituencies revealed after meeting with Chief Election Commissioner

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MQM's grievances

KARACHI, Dec 4,203: The details of a crucial meeting between the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan delegation and the Chief Election Commissioner have surfaced, shedding light on the party’s concerns regarding the constituencies for the upcoming general elections in 2024.

Sources indicate that the MQM delegation held discussions with the Chief Election Commissioner in Islamabad, focusing on reservations related to constituencies, particularly in Malir, Kemari, Baldia, and Korangi.

During the meeting, MQM reportedly raised objections to the amalgamation of urban and rural populations within certain constituencies. The party emphasized the importance of maintaining clear distinctions between these demographics to ensure fair representation.

In response to the perceived issues, MQM is said to be contemplating filing a petition in the Islamabad High Court to address the concerns surrounding constituencies.

MQM is following the path of PTI: Saeed Ghani

Meanwhile, Saeed Ghani, a prominent figure in the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), alleged in a press conference that MQM is following the path of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in exerting pressure on institutions. Ghani drew parallels with PTI’s previous allegations against institutions and claimed that similar tactics are now being employed by GDA, MQM, and Bashir Memon.

Ghani asserted that despite concerted efforts by these entities, they would not be able to defeat the PPP, pointing out that former MQM members are now aligning with the People’s Party. He specifically mentioned the joining of former MPA Shiraz Waheed to PPP and credited him for contributing to the party’s progress.

Furthermore, Ghani raised concerns about the frequent changes in officer appointments, alleging that individuals are being replaced regularly. He emphasized that no officers were appointed in the caretaker government at the request of the People’s Party, suggesting a volatile political landscape leading up to the elections.