KARACHI - Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi chief engineer Naeemur Rehman has said the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) remain vanished from the scene throughout the polling day as 47 applications of severe mismanagement and fraud were submitted before the commission but all went in vein.

During a media briefing, the JI leader said the entire polling stations were captured at Liaquatabad, Nazimabad, North Nazimabad and Korangi Town areas. It clearly indicates that the MQM is losing the so-called mandate which its leaders often talk about.

He said being the peaceful and law abiding citizens, they do not posses weapons and it was the responsibility of the state and the security institutions to get the polling stations free. He was of the view that overall the state organs remained fail to discharge their duties.

Naeem said they contested the elections despite of the flawed voter lists and MQM’s favoured polling staff. He was optimistic that they would come out of the elections with flying colours despite of all the nefarious conspiracies hatched to theft the mandate of masses.

He also vowed to unveil the anomalies in the electoral process. He expressed discontent, saying their legitimate and justified demand of deploying Rangers and Army personnel in and outside the polling booths were not heeded.

Further talking about rigging the polling process, he said books of ballot papers were recovered from the purse of a woman in the union council Kalyana of District Central but was let go freely by the deputy returning officer, affiliated by the MQM and a relative of Shoaib Bokhari. Similarly, 400 votes were disappeared from a polling station at District Central.

Syed Ali Zaidi of PTI held the ECP responsible for all the anomalies during the electoral process. He said they were consulting with their lawyers to file an FIR against provincial election commissioner Tanvir Zaki as he committed criminal negligence. He further said the election commission had become the selection commission of Pakistan. Imran Ismail and other leaders also spoke on the occasion.

No Rangers personnel were deployed at any polling stations while police failed to discharge their duties despite of several awakening calls made to SSP and DIG.