KARACHI: Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) chief Senator Siraj-ul-Haq said here on Saturday that his party would contest local government elections on 95 per cent seats of Karachi union councils with “adjustments” in several constituencies with “like-minded” parties.
Speaking at a press conference at the JI Karachi headquarters Idara Noor-i-Haq, he vowed to restore Karachi’s image and undertake development schemes under the local administration if his party came to power after LG elections.
“We have plans to contest elections from every district of the city,” he said. “We will cover almost 95 per cent union council seats for contesting the elections with adjustments with our like-minded parties. We have history of serving the city and have comprehensive planning to do it again.”
He lauded the ongoing “targeted operation” in Karachi under the Rangers while commending the efforts of the paramilitary force, which had provided relief to the Karachiites, in general, and traders, in particular. He voiced his support for the operation “like every single Karachiite”.
However, he criticised the Sindh government for its “failure” to serve the people of the province despite having been in power for more than eight years.