MQM-P sees PPP as main factor behind city's 'unjust, illegal' LG polls.

KARACHI -- In a shift of its blame from the Election Commission of Pakistan to the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) on Tuesday accused the ruling party of Sindh as main factor behind the recent 'unjust and illegal elections' as it deliberately avoided implementing the agreement they had signed in April 2022 when it decided to quit the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government that led to vote of no confidence against the then prime minister, Imran Khan.

The MQM-P leaders blamed the PPP leadership and even named its supremo Asif Ali Zardari who 'promised' to ensure implementation on the accord as he didn't want so many challenges to be handled by his son, Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari. They called the PPP mandate 'fake' and another attempt to 'occupy Karachi and Hyderabad' like other parts of Sindh.

'Do you [PPP] even think that the people of Karachi and Hyderabad would vote for you,' asked MQM leader and former Karachi mayor Wasim Akhtar.

'Do you even imagine that people of Karachi would even consider you as an option. Never. It can never happen. Look at your performance and your policies. Not only this population of Karachi, the generations to come of the Karachiites would never vote for you. This is unjust, fake and illegal mandate which you have snatched,' he said.

He said that the people of Karachi had rejected all the parties that had contested the local government elections.

Says collective number of votes obtained by PPP, JI and PTI is less than votes MQM got in 2015 polls

He said that in the local government elections held in 2015 the collective votes of MQM in Karachi were more than 1.1 million. He said today the collective votes of PPP, Jamaat-i-Islami and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf were less than those obtained by the MQM in 2015.

He said that the JI obtained 0.3m votes followed by the PPP that bagged 0.25m votes in Karachi.

Mr Akhtar appealed to the chief justice of Pakistan to take suo motu notice of 'depriving the people of Karachi and Hyderabad' of their democratic rights.

Only couple of days ago, the MQM-P was found in agreement with the Sindh government of PPP and even gave it credit for...

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