The leaders of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have fielded their scions for the upcoming local government elections and are going to great lengths to make them successful by hook or by crook, claimed the chairperson of the Sukkur Development Alliance (SDA), Jawed Memon, during a press conference held at his office on Thursday.
Memon said the SDA aimed to provide a platform to the people of Sukkur, including traders, political and social workers and others, to work for the development of the city, which has been subjected to the worst form of looting and plundering during the last three decades.
As the SDA does not want to leave spaces open for the PPP, therefore they have fielded their own candidates to contest the elections on almost all the city's union councils. Memon claimed that, except for PPP candidates, the nomination forms of most of the independent candidates and candidates from other parties had been rejected by the returning officers. The court had to order the returning officers to accept their nominations, he added.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 9th, 2015.
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