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PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif. — File photo

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif on Saturday claimed that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was not being allowed to play an effective role in Karachi, DawnNews reported.

A meeting in Raiwind of the PML-N's Sindh leaders, chaired by Sharif, decided that the party would hold a march to demonstrate against the obstacles that were being created in the way of the election commission’s work in Karachi.

The meeting also decided that the PML-N would hold a sit-in with other opposition groups in front of the parliament to register their protest over the deteriorating law and order situation in the provinces of Sindh and Balochistan.

During the meeting, the PML-N chief directed the party's Sindh leadership to highlight the issues pertaining to the process of door-to-door voter verification in Karachi.

Sharif moreover delegated party leader Ghaus Ali Shah the task to form alliances with political groups in Sindh prior to the upcoming general elections.

The PML-N chief said the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) had disappointed the people, especially in Sindh.

He added that the PPP would have to account for its poor governance in the general elections.

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Malick Jan 26, 2013 09:27pm
Dharna by PMLN and opposition parties in front of parliament is a clear sign of defeat and weakness. Will this procession be larger in numbers and time than Qaudri. ECP is now free/ azad and made by consenses. You can attack and buldose ECP like you attacked on Supreme Court in past.
Bilal Jan 26, 2013 02:32pm
Now, he is acting like a spoiled child, who would neither play nor let anyone else play.
ammariftikhar Jan 26, 2013 03:34pm
To say the least; right problem spotted!
K.Afghgan Jan 26, 2013 02:52pm
This is true because these two coalition parties wanted their monopoly to Karachi. They have scared the hell out of the citizens of Karachi for so long .It was high time that the reforms are brought in as soon as possible in terms of delimitation,verification of the voters lists,deweaonization and put an end to their militant wings in their respective parties as per the verdict of the SC Here the danger is that this verdict in case of Karachi will be treated in the same terms as before and nothing will happen.The rigging will continue in the elections and the election commission as the signs are will not be able to act impartially as the irregularities are already taking place in verification of the voters list and these criminal elements will be re-elected as it were.The citizens of Karachi will have another 5 or so years suffer from these murders,kidnappings and extorsions. It is no good for the SC to issue verdictsIt must show its teeth and make certain that this will be implemented at any cost and the opposition political parties must stand to-gether and oppose tooth and nail to make this work.
Khalid Jan 26, 2013 11:54am
Nawaz Sharif can not keep his hands off anything to gain cheap political points. Why does he think that ECP requires his assistance to be effective?. Does he think that Mr. Ibrahim is not powerful enough or is not daring enough to challenge irregularities?. I am not sure who is advising Mr. Sharif because he should know that people all over Pakistan understand these cheap old tricks and he and his cronies would have to come up with something new and a bit more creative.
M.Islam Jan 26, 2013 11:47am
Each and every individual in the country knows that ECP can do no good in the presence of present governr and admnistrative set up in karachi.They will just fill up the needed documents and will attest the status quo.