Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Faisal Sabzwari. — File photo
KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Faisal Sabzwari on Thursday said his party’s workers were being targeted and killed, adding that conditions may deteriorate if the killings did not stop.
The MQM leader made the above remarks on the floor of the Sindh Assembly where he is his party's parliamentary leader.
Later on, speaking to media representatives, Sabzwari said MQM's vote bank had been sabotaged in order to engineer results in certain constituencies during the May 11 polls, adding that his party had filed cases against rigging in election tribunals.
Sabzwari said MQM was now awaiting justice on part of election authorities and alleged that a number of polling stations in Karachi were being manned by armed men on May 11.
The MQM leader added that his party had provided all details pertaining to rigging to the Election Commission of Pakistan.
Sabzwari further said that a conspiracy had been hatched to damage MQM's vote bank and that his party would approach all legal avenues for redress.
The statements came hours after MQM decided to sit on opposition benches in the Sindh and national assemblies and a day after a unit chief of the party was gunned down in Karachi.