KARACHI – Jamaat-e-Islami Sindh Chief Dr Mairajul Huda has said that the Train March against the irregularities in electoral rolls will start from Karachi on March 3 and ends in Rawalpindi.

A press briefing was held in connection with the All Parties Train March scheduled on March 3 from Karachi to Rawalpindi against irregularities in the voters’ verification, at Idara-e-Noor Haq here on Thursday.

Jamaat-e-Islami Sindh Chief Dr Mairajul Huda Siddiqui, JI Karachi Chief Hussain Mehanti, Dr Siddique Rathore of JUP, Irfanullah Marwat of PML-N, Mufti Usman Yar of JUI-S, Mehfooz Yar Khan of AML, Maulana Muhammad Ghayyas of JUI-F, Zia Abbas of NPP, Mustaqeem Noorani of JUP, Basharat Mirza of PDP and others were also present on the occasion. “All political and religious parties will participate in the Train March and are united on the agenda to protect the country from terrorists and terrorism,” he added.

He said that the leaders and workers of opposition parties would march towards the Election Commission Office in Islamabad in order to carry out pre-poll rigging in the form of voters’ verification in Karachi in absence of Army personnel.

“We need rectification in electoral rolls and will carry out the struggle against pre-poll rigging before holding of general elections,” he added. Holding of transparent elections is need of the hour. JI and other parties think that fair and free elections will pave way for stable Pakistan.” He hoped that a strong Supreme Court and strong media will play its role in connection with the voters’ verification process.

JI Karachi Chief Hussain Mehanti said Train March would proved to be a milestone for transparent polls and process of making fake electoral lists should be stopped.

He alleged that the Election Commission, by violating the SC verdict on voters’ verification process, hinted that it does not want rectification in fake electoral rolls. He announced that farewell meeting would be held before departure of train march.

On the occasion, PML-N‘s Marwat said, “We believe in ballot not bullet and struggle of opposition parties against the irregularities in voters’ lists will carry on.” JUP‘s Dr Siddique Rathore demanded implementation of SC verdict on voters’ verification and delimitation. The SC should summon Chief Election Commissioner over violation of its orders. JUI‘s Mufti Usman Yar Khan said Election Commission was involved in contempt of court by violating the SC orders. “The entire nation will go with us in Train March,” he added.

On the occasion, NPP‘s Zia Abbas said the Train March would leave positive impact on the future of the country and people should use their votes for the welfare and stability of the Pakistan.

JUI-F‘s Maulana Muhammad Ghayyas said the train march would prove historical. PDP‘s Basharat Mirza said all opposition parties want transparent elections and carry on struggle in this regard.

JUP‘s Mustaqeem Noorani said the Train March would write a new history in holding of transparent elections.