MQM threatens to quit coalition government

MQM threatens to quit coalition government

MQM-P leader Waseem Akhtar has demanded of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) immediately halt the election process in Sukkur, Mirpurkhas, and Nawabshah pointing out anomalies in the election process.

“We do not want fingers to be pointed towards the ECP after the way local governmnet elections are being held,” he said while addressing a press conference in Karachi.

Waseem Akhtar said that fair and free elections are not possible in the current atmosphere and said that at some polling stations, there are no ballot papers while voters have also stayed away from the process after violent incidents.

He said that the entire media was running footage of ballot papers being forcefully taken away during the polls, raising questions on the claim of free and fair elections.

He lamented that there was no progress on agreement with PPP and the prime minister has formed a committee to look into the matter. “If progress is not being made on the agreement then we will be forced to decide our future with this government,” he warned.

He blamed that urban centres are deliberately mixed with rural areas to damage the political stake of MQM-P.