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MQM Wants to Appear Before Vote Probe Commission

Posted by on Thursday, April 16, 2015, 11:21
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Throwing another curve ball at their rivals, Muttahdia Qaumi Movement (MQM) has decided to appear before the judicial commission formed to probe alleged vote fraud in May 11, 2013 elections, news reported.



“Senior leader, Farooq Sattar, in a letter written to Justice Nasirul Mulk, the head of the commission, has requested him to let MQM have its say on the alleged‘ election rigging’ in certain constituencies,” a statement issued by the party said Wednesday.

Earlier, party leader and MQM candidate for the NA-246 (Karachi III) by-election race, Kunwar Naveed Jameel, told a press conference that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Jamat-e-Islami were bent on controversializing the polls.

“The PTI first demanded that troops be deployed in the constituency on the polling day. Then they called for the appointment of out-of-the-town polling staff and now they are casting doubts on the printing of ballots papers. They will very soon say they the same thing about the voters,” Jameel said.

Going forward, the MQM leader proposed that foreign observers be invited to monitor the by-polls.

Even earlier, the PTI leader, Dr Arif Alvi, voiced grave concerns over the transparency in the printing of votes.

“We want the government to beef up the security of the press as the MQM can influence the printing process,” Alvi told reporters.

Alvi asserted that most of the printing press staff was associated with the MQM directly or indirectly.

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