Hafiz Naeem forfeits Sindh Assembly seat


Jamaat-i-Islami Karachi chief Hafiz Naeemur Rehman on Monday forfeited a Sindh Assembly seat he had won after the February 8 elections over alleged rigging.

According to the provisional results released by the Election Commission of Pakistan for the February 8 general elections, Naeem had won from the PS-129 constituency (Karachi Central VIII) with 26,296 votes.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan’s (MQM-P) Muaz Muqaddam was the runner-up with 20,296 votes.

The development comes a day after the party staged sit in at eight different key points in Karachi against alleged rigging in the polls.

Hafiz Naeem had earlier stated that his party’s and independent candidates had secured the majority of votes in Karachi’s national and provincial assemblies constituencies but the MQM-P was being imposed on the city.

The JI had also protested outside the office of the Sindh election commission on Saturday, where it was joined by supporters of the PTI and Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan.

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