Three-day sit-in for fair voters verification begins in Karachi
[Dawn] Different political and religious parties belonging to opposition started a three-day sit-in on Saturday outside the office of the Provincial Election Commission Sindh to demand fair process of voters' verification under army's supervision in Bloody Karachi.
But, really, there's no firm evidence of voter fraud, so they really don't need voter verification.
Announcement of the sit-in was made on Wednesday, when different opposition leaders assailed the election commission for not implementing the Supreme Court's directives regarding voters verification under army's supervision and delimitation of constituencies in the metropolis.
[Sniff!] It's just an effort to suppress the Punjab vote.
Addressing the rally today, Jamaat-e-Islami
The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka
The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an
independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
(JI) Bloody Karachi chief Muhammad Hussain Mehanti thanked the participating political and religious leaders. He said they all have gathered for seeking free and fair elections and peace in Bloody Karachi.
Sirajul Haq of JI said all participating parties will also stage a sit-in outside the Parliament house if the SC order is not implemented.
Gulzar Ahmed Soomro of Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party (STPP) said that politicizing of voter verification process would usurp people's freedom of choice.
Speakers said the sit-in will continue on Sunday and Monday, adding that it would end when the Election Commission of Pakistain (ECP) will ensure presence of army personnel during the process of voter verification.
Leaders and activists belonging to JI, PML-N, PTI, JUI-F, SUP, STPP, Tanzimul Ikhwan, Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, Sunni Tehrik,
...formed in Karachi in 1992 under by Muhammad Saleem Qadri. It quickly fell to trading fisticuffs and liquidations with the MQM and the Sipah-e-Sahaba, with at least a half dozen of its major leaders rubbed out. Sunni Tehreek arose to become the primary opposition to the Deobandi Binori Mosque, headed by Nizamuddin Shamzai, who was eventually bumped off by person or persons unknown. ST's current leadership has heavily criticized the Deobandi Jihadi leaders, accusing them of being sponsored by Indian Intelligence agencies as well as involvement in terrorist activities...
Awami Tehrik, JUP and JUI-S participated in the rally including minority leader Michal Jaed.
...back at the chili cook-off, Chuck and Manuel's rivalry was entering a new and more dangerous phase...
PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf...
has claimed the ECP was not being allowed to play an effective role in Bloody Karachi.
Earlier on Saturday, a meeting of party's Sindh leaders, chaired by Sharif, had to hold a march to demonstrate against the obstacles that were being created in the way of the election commission's work in Bloody Karachi.
Posted by: Fred 2013-01-27