KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM) chief Farooq Sattar on Sunday demanded that Malir’s PS-127 by-polls should take place under the Army’s supervision.
The MQM leader was addressing a press conference in Malir, where he said that there are chances of rigging in PS-127 by-elections.
Farooq Sattar said that on September 8 elections, MQM would emerge victorious. He said that the way MQM achieved record-breaking success in NA-246 elections, likewise it would win the elections in Malir.
The party leader said that MQM’s office could be razed, but the party’s mandate would remain unscathed.
Unlike other constituencies of the national and provincial assemblies of Karachi where by-polls were held in recent months, a tough contest is expected in the PS-127, a provincial assembly seat of the rural and urban areas of Malir.
The main stakeholders in the constituency’s politics include the ruling Pakistan People’s Party, the MQM and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
The seat was vacated after the resignation of Ashfaq Ahmed Mangi, an MQM MPA who on April 18 joined the newly-launched Pak Sarzameen Party led by former Karachi mayor Mustafa Kamal.