JUP boycotts elections in Karachi, Hyderabad

Party alleges polling agents being harassed by activists of other parties.

Z Ali May 11, 2013
A voter holds his Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) as he waits to cast his vote at a polling station in Quetta May 11, 2013. PHOTO: REUTERS

HYDERABAD: The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Pakistan (JUP) has boycotted elections on National and Sindh assembly seats in Karachi and Hyderabad.

Speaking at a hurried press conference in Hyderabad, JUP president and candidate for NA-220, Sahibzada Abul Khair Muhammad Zubair alleged that a political party had hijacked polling stations in City and Latifabad tehsils in the district.

Zubair said polling agents of JUP and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) were being harassed and a large number of them were forced to leave the polling stations.

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