MQM-P decides to give PPP, ECP another chance to fix delimitation flaws.

KARACHI -- After raising the temperature over local government elections in Karachi and Hyderabad on the issue of 'unjust delimitation' amid election boycott and threats of street protests against 'injustice with urban Sindh', the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Wednesday decided to put its plan of street protests on hold and give another chance to the Sindh government and the Election Commission of Pakistan to fix the flaws.

The party leadership shared the fresh strategy at a press conference suggesting little chances of immediate protest as it had announced earlier and relying again on the provincial administration and the ECP for addressing its grievances before it launches any protest drive.

The MQM-P had time and again blamed the PPP and the ECP for holding 'unjust and illegal elections'.

Speaking at a press conference, party convener Khalid Maqbool Siddiqi said: 'We are developing an opinion for our narrative after which we would use our democratic right of a protest. But before this we want to give another chance to the Sindh government and the Election Commission so they can fix the flaws on their part.'

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He said that after the Sindh government decision to withdraw notification on delimitation, 'the ECP should have started the process of fresh delimitation, but we haven't seen anything on the ground'.

Claiming it a 'success' of their narrative, he called the local government elections in Karachi and Hyderabad a 'failure' to win the people's mandate after the party announced a boycott for the electoral process in protest against unjustified delimitation, fake voters' list and less count of population in the National Census 2017.

Accompanied by party leaders Dr Farooq Sattar and Syed Mustafa Kamal, the MQM-P convener reiterated the party's...

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