Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Pakistan convener Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui announced a protest in February against local body elections and constituencies.
In Karachi, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui held a press conference along with Farooq Sattar, Waseem Akhtar, Muhammad Hussain and other leaders and said that before the protest, the Election Commission and the Sindh government are giving an opportunity to re-start constituencies from next week.
He said that if there are no constituencies, then what is the legality of the elections? We want to participate in the elections in a constitutional, legal and democratic manner. If we do not participate in the elections, the elections will not be recognized.
Dr. Khalid Maqbool says that MQM is the representative party of urban areas of Sindh, they are asking for justification from the constitutional and law-abiding institutions that how to recognize the local body elections?
The head of MQM said that the turnout in the municipal elections was not more than 4 to 5 percent, we have come out for the sake of the people of Karachi and will smooth the opinion, we will also go to those who form the opinion, now the census. is also coming.
He further said that the delimitations should be completed before the election, now we are smoothing the public opinion in this regard, we will use the democratic right to protest, the sixth point of our agreement is also the delimitations.
Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui also said that elections must be held, but transparent elections must also be held. We have not saved the government, we have saved democracy, we have not sold ourselves, we will go everywhere to get the right. Two people arrested in Punjab, 200 have been arrested here, we have got the courage to live without offices.