After Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Karachi chief Hafiz Naeemur Rehman voiced concerns about alleged rigging in the recently held second phase of local government elections, a delegation of the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) led by provincial minister Saeed Ghani met with him on Thursday and assured him of addressing his concerns.
Saeed Ghani, minister of education in Sindh, and Najmi Shah are both members of the PPP delegation. The gathering addressed a variety of topics, including the second round of local government elections in Karachi and Hyderabad.
Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman, leader of the JI in Karachi, addressed the media after the meeting and said that all issues had been resolved with the PPP. He added they had expressed their worries about the local body elections with their PPP friends. If things improve, he continued, “we will again conduct conversations.”
He went on to say that the government supplies employees to the Election Commission and that the law is engaged in the election process, adding that most difficulties are connected to ROs and DROs and that we believe this problem should be fixed in a positive manner.
Minister of the province Saeed Ghani attended the event, where he congratulated the JI election winners, praised Hafiz Naeem’s hospitality, and promised to solve the party’s problems.
They want the PPP and JI to work together, he added, and the personnel works under the supervision of the ECP during the elections. “It’s everyone’s job to keep the peace in the city, so let’s not make things any more tense amongst the political workers.”
Ghani also refuted rumours that the city of Karachi will be divided into three parts.