Hafiz Naeemur Rehman, the leader of Jamaat-i-Islaami Karachi, was commended by PTI in a post on X for giving up his Sindh Assembly seat.
Naeem had brought out anomalies in the vote tallying earlier today during a press briefing in Karachi.
After stating that “independent candidate Saif Bari won in a genuine manner, whose votes were reduced to 11,000 from 31,000,” Rehman concluded, “therefore, I give up this seat.”
It should be noted that, based to the ECP’s provisional results, Naeem had won with 26,296 votes from PS-129 (Karachi Central VIII). Saif Bari, the independent candidate supported by the PTI, had collected 11,357, as per the ECP’s Form 47.
We’re not interested in a charity seat. Hafiz Naeemur Rehman, the leader of Jamaat-i-Islami Karachi, gave up his position in the Sindh Assembly to address a press conference in Karachi and declare, “We want our right.”
He claimed to be aware that Karachi’s heart “beat with the JI.” He acknowledged that his choice might not have been accepted by everyone and remarked, “Even if they have deleted us, they can’t remove us from people’s hearts. We’ll engage in nonviolent protests and fight for the people democratically.
He went on to say that social media had made the country “know everything,” and that the populace could not be forced to follow a “fake mandate.”