KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has termed ‘a little strange’ the Election Commission’s verdict against PPP candidate Waheeda Shah for assaulting polling staff during the recent by-election and said an offender was not expected to be penalised twice for a single offence.
“I am a student of law and don’t consider myself an authority on the subject, you have to assess the situation yourself,” he said while talking to reporters at a dinner hosted by provincial Adviser Haleem Adil Sheikh on Wednesday in honour of newly-elected senators from Sindh .
“People of Tando Mohammad Khan and workers of our party in the district have reacted to the verdict, but we respect institutions.
We will consult legal experts before challenging the Election Commission’s decision.”
When asked about graffiti which recently appeared in Karachi demanding a separate province, he called it a ‘teaser’ by some ‘miscreants’ who wanted to damage harmony among the people of Sindh. “It’s the product of a negative mindset.”—Staff Reporter