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As UC chairmen face arrests, PTI moves court against Karachi mayor election

The next hearing date would be decided later

PTI has filed a petition seeking a stay order on the Karachi mayor elections in the Sindh High Court Monday.

In this regard, the court has issued notices to the Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and others, who have been made parties in the petition.

However, the date of the next hearing would be decided later.

In the petition, the lawyer stated that his client has also been detained as soon as the party moved to the court.

The petition was filed by Union Council Chairman Zeeshan Zeb on behalf of PTI.

Several PTI leaders have gone undercover after as crackdown against May 9 events continues, the lawyer said. He confirmed that several party leaders have been arrested.

“In such a situation, the election of mayor has been announced,” he stated.

In view of the current situation, PTI council members will not be able to participate in the election, lawyers.

Moreover, the elected chairman and vice-chairman of Chanesar Town UC-5 was arrested, sources told Aaj News.

The elected PTI representatives Shahid Ansari and Rao Waseem went to take the oath.

On the other hand, the Mominabad Town UC chairman was produced before Anti-Terrorism Administrative Court.

Mustafa Afridi handed over to the police a day-long physical remand. He was produced by Tipu Sultan police station.

The police had requested the accused for remand for investigation.

The court has sought a progress report from the investigating officer on the next hearing.

PPP wants to buy votes for its Karachi mayor candidate

JI Karachi Emir Hafiz Naeemur-Rehman has said that PPP wants to buy votes for its candidate for Karachi mayor.

They want to capture Karachi, said the JI leader claiming that they don’t have 104 UCs as JI has won six more.

The mandate was not accepted even at the time of the fall of Dhaka, he said. PPP is still setting up a market.

“PPP wants to impose Vadera Shahi.”

JI fought a long struggle for local body elections. If Election Commission wants to restore its credibility, then take action.

PPP’s votes are less than 300,000, while PTI, Jamaat-e-Islami have more than 900,000 votes combined, he concluded.

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