A seasoned politician, 40-year-old Abdur Razzak is a journalism graduate from the University of Karachi. He was elected as the UC-4 nazim in Metroville, SITE Town, both in 2001 and 2005. He has also served as the Jamaat-e-IslamiI’s deputy parliamentary leader in the city council and was expected to be stiff competition to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Awami National Party candidates in the 2013 elections.
Razzak, who is also the JI’s West district vice president, has finally made his way to the provincial assembly after the party’s eight-year absence in the arena due to successive boycotts.
“If fair and free elections were held in Karachi, the JI would have emerged as the real voice of the residents”, he told The Express Tribune.
Meanwhile, JI Karachi chief Hafiz Naeemur Rehman said that the JI had boycotted the polls in Karachi due to massive rigging. “Despite this, voters have proved that they trust Jamaat-e-Islami.”
Published in The Express Tribune, August 8th, 2014.