KARACHI: Corruption is a serious problems eroding the foundation of this country and the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) would continue its struggle till changing of the prevailing corrupt system, said JI Karachi chapter amir Engr. Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman.
Addressing a meeting of the JI and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidates for the upcoming local government elections, he said that the success on December 5 would not only be the success of the JI and PTI but also the success of Karachiites.
The meeting was called to discuss the prevailing situation in the city and to discuss the preparations of a welcome reception of the central leaders of both the parties on November 28.
Naeem-ur-Rehman said that the day of November 28 would determine the results of the upcoming local government elections, when both parties would hold a massive rally.
He announced that the activists of JI and PTI would gather at Star Gate near Karachi airport at 1 pm to welcome the leaders of both the parties.
Engr. Naeem said that though the candidates of JI and PTI are still receiving threats but now the situation is different as compared to the past. He said if transparent local government polls are held the destiny of Karachi would go changed.
He was of the view that Karachi had braved all types of atrocities, injustice and brutalities in past. The culture of gunny-bag packed corpses and terrorism was introduced in this city some three decades ago. Loot and plunder of national resources became a norm in the city at the cost of rule of law and uphold of merit. Similarly, education sector was also badly destroyed copy introduced in the educational institutes of the city.
He further said that the key government institutions were destroyed through illegal politically-motivated recruitment. This excessive recruitment proved unbearable financial burden to these government departments. He added that hardened criminals were sent to the government department in the disguise of employees who mercilessly ruined them.
However, PTI Karachi chapter organizer Syed Ali Zaidi on the occasion said that the JI and the PTI have honest and capable leadership.
He said that the JI amir Siraj-ul-Haq and PTI chairman Imran Khan are well-known politicians and even their worst opponents cannot level allegations of corruption against them.
The PTI leader said that Karachi has the economic potential to change the country. He said that on November 28, the citizens of Karachi would tell, themselves, who is the genuine leadership of the metropolis.
Separately, Engr. Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman and Syed Ali Zaidi called on the provincial election commissioner Tanvir Zaki at his office and presented him a letter, demanding effective measures to ensure free and fair polling on December, 5th.
They shared their views and suggested that Rangers personnel should be deployed in and outside the polling booths on the election day.
Later, talking to the media, Engr. Naeem said that they have conveyed their concerns to the relevant authorities and sought their assurance for free and fair elections.
He was of the view that they had fulfilled their due legal and ethical responsibilities in regard with the LG elections while writing a letter to the provincial election commissioner.
The JI leader said that the situation in Karachi cannot be changed without holding transparent local government elections. He said that the rights of people have always been snatched through rigging in Karachi.
He further said that they had sought lists of polling booths but the election commission has yet to provide them these lists.
Syed Ali Zaidi said that three letters have already been sent to the election commission but none of them responded so far. He was of the view that the mandate of masses would be stolen if transparency is not ensured during the upcoming local bodies elections.