Saeed Ghani suggests PPP, JI work together in best interest of Karachi.

KARACHI -- Sindh Labour and Human Resources Minister, Saeed Ghani, has suggested that Pakistan People's Party and Jamaat-e-Islami should work together in the best interest of Karachi. Saeed Ghani, who is also PPP Karachi President, gave the suggestion to this effect on Tuesday while speaking at a press conference here at the Sindh Assembly building a day after the People's Party emerged as the single largest party after the local government elections in the city with JI in the runner-up position.

Ghani said that those who had been expressing surprise at the victory of the PPP in the local government elections were most probably oblivious to the fact that five sitting MNAs and seven MPAs of the People's Party are from Karachi.

He said that only one MPA in Karachi belonged to the JI, which was in fact the lawmaker of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal. 'It is not the PPP's victory but the success of Jamaat-e-Islami in Karachi's polls, which is surprising,' he said.

He said it was utterly wrong to assume that the PPP represented rural Sindh only as the People's Party was the representative of the federation of Pakistan.

He advised the JI to formally challenge the election results in whichever constituency it had reservations about the poll outcome as the People's Party had also given numerous applications for recounting of the votes.

He recalled that PPP had secured electoral victories from Karachi in the 2018 general elections despite brazen rigging in the polls.

Ghani said that though the JI had resorted to protest outside the offices of election officials in District Central of Karachi it had secured 39 out of 42 seats in the same district. In District Korangi also, the PPP secured only four seats while JI...

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