KARACHI - Jamaat-e-Islami Karachi Ameer Hussain Mehanti has expressed concern on the reported statement of Chief Election Commissioner Justice (r) Fakhuruddin G Ibrahim regarding deployment of Army only at sensitive polling stations in the City.

In a statement on Friday, Mehanti said such a change in decision shows that the CEC had come under the pressure of a fascist organisation.

“It is essential to deploy army at all the polling stations of Karachi to ensure fair and transparent elections,” he added. 

He said Election Commission in its meeting on December 13 at Islamabad had decided fresh delimitation in Karachi. “The EC has to conduct the delimitation in Karachi under the supervision of army,” he said.

JI leader contended that CEC’s statement was contrary to the ground realities and urged him to implement the verdict of Supreme Court.

RELIGIOUS SCHOLARS TO MEET ON JAN 6: Former chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan and head of Milli Yakjehti Council, Qazi Hussain Ahmed visited Liaquat National Hospital on Friday and inquired after Maulana Auragzeb Farooqui, leader of Ahl-e-Sunnat Waljamaat, who was injured in a murderous attack in Karachi few days back. On this occasion, he demanded the government to probe the attack on the life of Maulana Aurangzeb.

Qazi Hussain also visited Jamia Ahsanul Uloom, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and met Mufti Zar Wali, the administrator of seminary and offered condolence for Maulana Ismail, a teacher of that seminary, who was killed by the terrorists.  Speaking on the occasion, he said certain elements were active to create anarchy in the country and linked killing of Maulana Ismail to that conspiracy. He condemned the targeted killings of religious leaders and scholars.

Demanding immediate arrest of the killers, he said a meeting of the religious scholars of seminaries of Karachi would be convened on January 6, 2013 to evolve future strategy.

Meanwhile, reports from Kunri, district Umerkot, Shahpur Chakar, district Sanghar, Talhar, district Badin and other towns said rallies were taken out by the activists of Ahl-e-Sunnat Waljamaat to condemn attack on Maulana Aurangzeb.