JI, PTI vow to tackle ruling party's 'rigging' head-on.

KARACHI -- A day after the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan held the Pakistan Peoples Party responsible for 'unjust and illegal' local government elections in Karachi, opposition Jamaat-i-Islami and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Wednesday accused the ruling PPP of 'manipulating results and changing original vote-count through returning officers' and vowed to continue their protests and struggle till the fair announcement of final election results.

The JI warned the Sindh government of expanding its protest and launching a 'massive' public drive if the situation did not improve.

'On one hand the chief minister calls and assures us to address grievances and the PPP leadership extends offer for a dialogue, but, on the other, the whole provincial administration is being used to manipulate the results by post-poll rigging,' JI Karachi chief Hafiz Naeemur Rehman told a press conference.

'We can't accept this double standard. After our legal battle for the UCs where the PPP were illegally declared winners, whole administration is being used in the name of recount and our candidates are being declared defeated through this process.'

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He announced that a rally on Friday would be led by party chief Sirajul Haq on New M.A Jinnah Road in order to build a momentum against the 'lawlessness of the PPP with the connivance of the provincial administration'.

A campaign for 'mass contact with the Karachiites' was being launched on Thursday to make citizens aware about the 'post poll rigging', he added.

PTI protest drive

Former federal minister and PTI Sindh chapter president Ali Zaidi ruled out any possibility of calling off protests and vowed to expand it across the city.

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