KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement has accelerated its preparations for the forthcoming local government elections by escalating the process of selection and finalisation of suitable candidates.

The party decision committee has decided not to make electoral alliance with any political party in the polls.

The party has geared up preparations for the LG polls by resuming its political activities. It directed the office-bearers to open the party sector and unit offices across the City.

Sources said most of the party workers from all zones, sectors and units, including the in-charges would be awarded party tickets who showed performance in various political affairs of the MQM. Beside some senior MQM leaders who are also enjoying various organisational posts will also contest the upcoming LG polls.

The names of MQM Karachi Tanzeemi Committee KTC In-charge Nadeem Ehsan, Joint In-charge Irshad Kamali and members including Moid Anwer, Abid Chohan, Abbas Jafferi, Aleemur Rehman, Noman-ul-Haq have been decided to field in the polls.

Sources added the MQM has decided to contest the polls independently after viewing formation of recent electoral alliance of the rivals, PTI and JI as they are fielding a joint candidate. The PPP and the ANP will contest the polls together.

The party decision committee has decided to chalk out a plan to boost up the organisational activities despite the operation.



Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has said the process of delimitation is completed here on Monday. In a statement issued here, he said after completion of the process, the new delimitation lists are being dispatched to Sindh local government for the upcoming LG polls.

According to the new delimitation, the City will have 243 union committees in urban areas and 24 union councils in rural areas of the City.

District Malir will have 20 union committees and 21 union councils. In District East there are 61 union committees, in District South 45 union committees while District West has 51 union committees and 4 union councils in the rural areas.  

Meanwhile, the commissioner said the government in a project of worth Rs3 billion would be initiated for the welfare of youths. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Karachi Youth Initiative and Karachi Administration. It aimed at providing financial support, technical education, sports and other facilities to youth.