LAHORE – Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan (Noorani) on Sunday sought applications from those interested in contesting general elections on JUP tickets.

It was decided at a meeting of JUP Shoora chaired by Shah Awais Noorani. Shoora discussed the proposals relating to entering into electoral alliance with various parties including the PML-N. The participants also condemned the on-going wave of terrorism, mainly in Balochistan and Karachi, demanding the political leadership to expose the culprits rather than blaming each other on the issue.

JUP leaders said the party desired a grand alliance of all right wing parties for getting favourable results. They said the party would foil any bid to derail democracy in the country.

JI warns of protest:  Karachi Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Muhammad Hussain Mehnati warned to hold protests in Islamabad if the Sindh Election Commission failed to implement the Supreme Court verdict regarding verification of voters lists in Karachi.

Addressing a press conference at the Lahore Press Club on Sunday, he said that the MQM has made the Sindh Election Commission a hostage and the JI would not accept engineered elections. Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman, Birjees Ahmed and Farooq Chohan were also present.

Muhammad Hussain Mehnati urged the army to implement the apex court decision regarding voters list verification by going door to door. He urged the army and the judiciary to play their role for ensuring free and fair polls.