KARACHI - Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Pakistan chief Khalid Mehmood Soomro and other party leaders said that fair and transparent polls were impossible in presence of the political governors in the country.

In a joint statement on Saturday after consultation with Sindh Rescue Committee, they said that it was the need of the hour to impose neutral governors in all the provinces for crystal clear and fair election in the country.

They further stated that Election Commission of Pakistan (EPC) was failed to implement the Supreme Court verdict regarding the delimitations of the constituencies in Karachi and the ECP approach in voter’s verification process was disappointing.

Violence in Karachi is on the rise while sectarianism was also being fanned in Sindh, they added.

Religious leader observed that if rulers did not transform their attitude then there will be huge bloodshed in next general election.

PPP-MQM PLAYING GAME TO RECAPTURE GOVERNMENT: Jamaat-e-Islami Sindh Chief Dr Mairajul Huda Siddiqui said that the people of city had been held hostage in the hands of ‘thapa mafia’ and extortionists for last five years and “Train March” will play a crucial role to rescue Karachiites.

Siddiqui stated that while chairing a meeting in connection of reviewing on the arrangements of “Train March” at Qaba Auditorium here on Saturday. He said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) had staged a drama in playing government and opposition in the province and attempting to recapture the government in upcoming general election.

He said that PPP-MQM coalition government have failed during five years to ensure provision of basic facilities to the people and gifted them with extortion, bag closed bodies, lawlessness, unemployment and inflation.

He said that the Train March is need of the hour and unavoidable for holding transparent election and masses should come forward and play their due role by using their right of vote in true sense.

Siddiqui further said the participants of train march at the end of it will move towards Election Commission (EC) Office and will present the memorandum to the Chief Election Commission in connection of verification of electoral rolls in Karachi.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim league-Functional (PML-F) decided to file a constitutional petition in Supreme Court and Sindh High Court against the non-appointment of the opposition leader in Sindh Assembly.

PML-F’s leader Muzaffar Hussain Shah and Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh informed that during a joint press conference at Functional House Karachi here on Saturday.

Muzaffar Shah said that SHC had issued a notification to appoint opposition leader in Sindh Assembly within 10 days but the Sindh government had still not executed the court orders.     He said it is required to appoint an opposition leader after consultation with the leader of house and opposition for the formation of the caretaker government.

He further added PPP-MQM has created a fake opposition in the Sindh Assembly through a deal and PML-F will notify this issue to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

PML-F has formed five-member lawyers penal comparing Muzaffar Hussain Laghari, Muhammad Yousuf Advocate, Muhammad Azam advocate, Maula Bux Khatian, Fareed Dayo and Mahboob Awan to file the petition, he added. Answering a question Imtiaz Shaikh said many political personalities of the sitting government and different political parties have contacted the PML-F leadership to join the party and we will soon give good news to people of Sindh in this regard. He said that PML-F‘s lawyers would file the petition on Monday.