MQM challenges Karachi delimitation in SHC

MQM leader Farooq Sattar says legal procedures were not followed while redrawing new boundaries.


Web Desk December 04, 2013
MQM leader Farooq Sattar. PHOTO: EXPRESS/RASHID AJMERI

KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has challenged the delimitation of constituencies in Karachi in the Sindh High Court, Express News reported on Wednesday.

MQM leaders Farooq Sattar and Senator Farogh Naseem personally filed the suit in the court.

Speaking to the media outside the court, Sattar said that his party objected to the delimitation because legal procedures were not followed.

He further stated that the delimitation was unconstitutional.

While explaining MQM’s reservations, Naseem informed the media that the case against the delimitation was very strong and it will be easy to strike it down.

He stressed that the delimitation was done on the basis of estimated population while law dictates that the census of 1998 should have been followed.

The rift between the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and MQM over this issue has caused delay in the local bodies elections. The official date for elections in Sindh was decided to be January 18 but the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) failed to notify the polling schedule because the provincial government had not completed the pre-requisites in time.

COMMENTS (9)

SK | 7 years ago | Reply

The sudden unexplained departure of MQM Senator Mustafa Kamal has badly tarnished the MQM credibility. He was a stalwart who people knew and were fond of since his days as Nazim. It was during his time that Karachi became a mega city.

Ali deewana | 7 years ago | Reply

Punjabis and bangalis died for so called Pakistan and muhajir came to Karachi or economic benefits they did not even want to migrate it...

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