JI demands rangers for LG polls security

KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi chapter chief Eng. Naeem-ur-Rehman on Thursday demanded of the Election Commission of Pakistan to ensure deployment of rangers in and outside the polling booths during the third phase of LG elections.

Speaking to a JI Karachi’s committee, he said the LG elections would be of no use if the rangers or army were not deployed properly.

He expressed his distrust in police department, citing the bloodshed in Khairpur district during the first phase of LG polls which he termed was police inefficiency.

He also criticized the government and election commission, alleging both were playing the role of silent spectators over the grave violations of the code of conduct devised for the LG polls.

He also accused the government for filing baseless FIRs against JI candidates and activists.

Highlighting the usage of K-Electric vehicles and staff of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation for ‘election campaign of Muttahida Qaumi movement (MQM)’, he urged the concerned authorities to take proper action.

Hafiz Naeem said that the time of family hierarchy parties has come to an end. He vowed that the JI would change the fate of Karachi and would serve the citizens of the mega city with honesty and commitment.