Veteran politician Makhdoom Javed Hashmi claimed on Saturday that some quarters once again succeeded in using Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Karachi by-election.

“Those seeking solution to Karachi problem have once again used PTI in by-election,” he added while talking the media after addressing the participants of a function organised by Child Protection and Welfare Bureau in connection with World Street Children Day here at Raza Hall. He said that the MQM was likely to win by-poll while JI would stand second.

He said that Imran Khan did not respect his own signatures and made mockery of the Constitution. “I and Imran Khan had signed our resignations at the same time. Those who had tendered resignations are no more members of parliament but Imran Khan mocked the law,” he maintained.

He claimed that Imran Khan had some expectations which did not get fulfilled. He warned that the ruling of speaker National Assembly was not final word as it could be challenged. He warned that the speaker would have to face the consequences, if the courts held him responsible for this unlawful act. He said that he had been saying repeatedly that the scale of rigging in the polls was not that bigger. “But who knows what comes out of sky tomorrow,” he added.  

Referring to parliament’s resolution on Yemen crisis, he said that relying on just parliamentary resolution was difficult. “Although parliament’s decision is also considered while making final decision, yet it is not mandatory to implement parliamentary decision,” he added. He said that Pakistan needed to find a way out to resolve Yemen issue and it should talk to Saudi Arab and Iran on this topic. He said that protection of Makka and Madina was integral part of each Muslim’s faith.

He said that he and his family always paid their taxes on time and the state did not owe him even a single penny under the head of tax.

Speaking on the occasion, PML-N leader Hamza Shahid Lodhi said that orphan kids were also future of this nation and the government should release funds for their welfare as generously as it did for the metro bus project. He demanded the Chief Minister to ensure stipend for the families of orphan kids so that the children could be prevented from becoming beggars.