KARACHI – The slogans of “we won’t accept injustices against Karachi, we won’t accept unlawful act of the ECP” reverberated in City streets on Sunday, where scores of people protested the redrawing of the various constituencies by the Election Commission of Pakistan.

A large numbers of residents of Defence and Clifton gathered at Teen Talwar and Defence View to stage a protest against delimitating of 11 constituencies in the city. The protesters were holding placards and banners inscribed with different slogans. They demanded the ECP to withdraw its decision, and termed it an unfair and anti-Karachi move.

The demonstrators said the citizens had gathered here to register their peaceful protest to convey their message to the ECP that they would not accept its decision of redrawing constituencies. Such a practice should be carried out across the country and not in Karachi alone.

On Saturday, workers and supporters of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement staged a protest outside the Provincial Election Commission Office. MQM leader Faisal Sabzwari said that new delimitation of constituencies just 48 days before the polls was an injustice. He said this unlawful act of the ECP would be challenged in the Supreme Court.

According to the apex court ruling, the National Assembly constituencies which were delimited included NA-239, NA-250, and NA-254, while the provincial seats with renewed demarcation include PS-89, PS-112, PS-113, PS-114, PS-116, PS-118 and PS-124.